December 6, 2021

Lady Braves take 3rd place at Haralson Invitational

Haralson Invitational All-Tourney Selection Senior Haley Bennett

(Tallapoosa, GA) — The Lady Brave varsity basketball team bounced back from an opening round loss Thursday to win two in a row on Friday and Saturday to claim third place at the 43rd Annual Hilburn-Patterson Haralson County Invitational Tournament.

The Lady Braves (7-5, 1-1) knocked off Region 5-AA rival Temple 43-38 in an exciting overtime game in Saturday’s third place contest.

Senior Haley Bennett and sophomore Hermonie Garza led the Lady Braves with 12 points each in the win that does not count towards the region standings.

Bennett was selected as an All-Tournament performer and the double-digit effort from Garza was a career high.

Tori Caldwell had a nice game as well tallying nine points and Morgan Kay hit two shots from downtown to finish with six points while Sophia Long had four points.

The Lady Braves knocked off hosting Haralson County 37-25 Friday afternoon and the lone loss at the tourney came on Thursday to a strong Bowdon squad that won the tournament.

Coach Helen Akins’ squad must now prepare for the Region 5-AA slate as they travel to Bremen this Wednesday to take on the Lady Blue Devils.

The region match-up at Bremen will be the first of 10 straight region battles to close out the regular season. Tip time will be at 6:00 PM Wednesday.

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