October 23, 2017

Size Does Matter; Wolves too much for Lady Braves

The magical state playoff run came to an end for the Lady Braves when they fell to the Buford Lady Wolves 65-43 in the GHSA State Quarterfinals Friday night at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center in Dalton.

The girls put forth a great effort but were just unable to overcome the size, athleticism, and depth of the three-time defending state champs. The Braves did lead briefly in the first quarter 5-2 but once the Wolves went up 6-5 they would never again relinquish the lead.

The Wolves led 28-14 at the half behind 12 points from Kaela Davis who also led all scorers for the game with 20. Kallie Case was the second leading scorer for the Wolves with 12.

For the Lady Braves Jemeka Parks continued her late season scoring surge with 17 followed by Reece Walker with 14 and senior Aaliyah Rutledge with 13.

The Lady Braves played very well on defense but never got going offensively as the amazon Buford girls clogged up the middle allowing no scoring opportunities at all near the basket.

The Wolves were bigger than most boys teams which made the Lady Braves look like a middle school team in comparison. Even though it was a heartbreaking loss for Coach Williams and her squad there is no doubt they accomplished one of the most successful seasons in school history.

Thankfully, it was not the end of any careers, however, as Rutledge will be playing in college next year and the rest of the team will all be back on the court here. Congrats from the Heard Citizen to Coach Williams and her awesome team on a tremendous season!

Comments

  1. Janet Person says:

    We love you Lady Braves! We are proud of your hard work and dedication. It was a great season. You gave us something to talk about. We are so excited and cannot wait until next year. Today’s quote that I leave for you comes from Satchel Paige, “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.”

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