Ladies fall short, split games
By Greg Sullivan
Fresh off a convincing victory at Oglethorpe last Tuesday, the Lady Dogs got off to a slow start Friday night in Madison, but they played one of their best halves of the season in the second half to close the gap against Greene.
They wound up cutting the gap to 63-54 by the final buzzer against a team that many consider the region's best.
"We didn't start off too good, but then we came out and scored 34 in the second half," said Lady Dogs Head Coach Kathy Hubbard. "In the first half we weren't hitting anything."
The Lady Dogs trailed 43-23 at half-time and looked as if they were going to get run out of the gym, but in the second half they came out and outscored Greene 34-23 to bring the deficit down to single digits.
Kiasa Tiller led the Lady Dogs with 25 points in the loss. Ieshia Williams had 10, Sharda Massey had nine and Drewcilla Williams had six.
Things were different on Tuesday night when the Lady Dogs were the dominant team on the floor as they pounded Oglethorpe 57-38.
"Everybody came out and was ready to play," Hubbard said. "Overall, it was a good game."
The team jumped on the Lady Patriots early, outscoring them 28-16 in the first half and building on the lead from there.
Hubbard said she was able to get a lot of different players playing time in the win to help them build up game experience.
Tiller and Massey were the scoring leaders for the game. Tiller had 18 and Massey had 17. Ieshia Williams added 14.
The Lady Dogs will see action again this Friday when they host North Oconee. Saturday they visit Putnam County.