October 25, 2014

Lady Braves bounce Indians in 3 overtimes

The Lady Braves ended their longest losing streak in three years Monday night knocking off the East Coweta Indians for the second time this season 62-60 in triple overtime.

The women had dropped three straight games to Lagrange, Villa Rica, and Central so they were looking for a much-needed boost in the final game before the Christmas break.

Coach Valeree Williams and her squad trailed 31-28 heading into the fourth quarter.

Junior Shemeka Parks went to the foul line at the end of the game to shoot two shots with the Lady Braves trailing 45-43. Despite the enormous pressure Shemeka drained both free shots to send the game to the first overtime. Shemeka scored  18 in the game.

The overtime task was even more difficult after senior leader Jasmine Cook fouled out of the game in regulation.

In the second overtime, the other Park’s twin, Jemeka, went to the foul line with the Lady Braves once again trailing by two and under a second to play. Just like her sister, Jemeka nailed both shots to send the game to a third overtime where the Lady Braves were finally able to pull out the two-point win. Jemeka led the scoring with 22.

In boys action, the Braves continued to struggle falling to the Indians 66-51. The Braves trailed by seven entering the fourth quarter.

Both teams will be back in action next week as they travel to Haralson County for the annual Christmas tournament (December 26-29). The Lady Braves have brought home that trophy two of the last three times they have competed.

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