“We’ll take it, but it was ugly, and I do mean ugly” coach Moore said.
The ugliness that the Cartersville coach was referring to included 15-of-50 shooting from the floor, making only seven-of-18 free throws and being outscored 17-6 in the fourth quarter.
Fortunately, the Lady Canes had built a 32-14 third quarter lead.
Cartersville’s woeful shooting resulted in Hallie Wachsmuth scoring a team-high nine points. Three other Lady Canes scored six points each.
“In most cases, you are not going to win many ballgames playing like we did tonight,” coach Moore. “We were very lucky tonight. Cass had a great game plan coming in which kept us off-balance for four quarters.”
The Lady Colonels game plan was to slow the ball down and patiently wait for a good shot. Coach Jamie Horton implemented a slow-down tempo strategy to avoid a repeat of what happened in their first meeting against Cartersville.
The Lady Canes won that game, 67-45.
“We had a good game plan and our girls executed it well,” Cass coach Jamie Horton said. “We just dug ourselves too deep of a hole heading into the fourth quarter.”
Leading scorers for the Lady Colonels were Amber Bowen with 12 and Ashley Huskins with 11.
Both county rivals were coming off wins the night before. The Lady Colonels won their fourth game of the season, beating Cedartown, 48-32, while Cartersville held off Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, 55-50.
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