By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Day by day Information
The Troup Woman Tigers made it fascinating, however they got here up simply brief of their quest for a area championship.
Trailing by 13 factors after three quarters, Troup clawed its means again and acquired as shut as one level within the ultimate quarter, nevertheless it was Carver hanging on for the 53-48 win within the Area 2-AAAA championship recreation on Saturday at LaGrange Excessive.
“I used to be pleased with them. We fought to the tip,” stated Troup head coach Carla Thornton. “There are lots of issues we may have achieved higher, however we simply should put in some extra work.”
Troup now turns its consideration to the state match, and it’ll host New Hampstead on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in a first-round recreation.
Final season, after shedding to Sandy Creek within the region-championship recreation, Troup gained 4 state-tournament video games earlier than ending second within the state to Americus-Sumter.
“We had been speaking, that is the third quarter, that is the area match,” Thornton stated. “Now it’s the fourth quarter. It’s the state match. It’s win or go dwelling. It’s how dangerous would you like it.”
The Woman Tigers, who noticed their eight-game successful streak come to an in depth, struggled early and had been down 20-6 after the primary quarter.
Troup acquired inside 9 within the second quarter, however Carver had a 29-16 lead on the halftime break.
“It was like a lid was on (the basket),” Thornton stated. “We acquired some nice appears to be like, we simply couldn’t end.”
The Woman Tigers had been unable to make up any floor within the third quarter, and so they headed to the ultimate quarter trailing 43-30.
The Woman Tigers made their transfer within the fourth quarter.
When Alexcia Murphy scored with 3:43 remaining to cap a 14-2 run, Carver’s as soon as comfy lead was down to 1.
Carver shortly went again up by 5, however when Aniya Palmer made two free throws with 1:38 remaining, Troup was inside one level as soon as once more.
Troup didn’t rating once more, although, and Carver escaped with a five-point win.
Monyia Murphy led Troup with 12 factors, Samarria Weldon added 11 factors, Palmer scored 9 factors, and Alexcia Murphy contributed eight factors.
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