Early County News

Lady Cats go on run in region tournament but fall to Thomasville in championship game



Jacorra Russell (21) and Jordan Eafford (1) celebrate after beating Fitzgerald for a berth in the region championship game against Thomasville. Photo by Ross Roddy.

Jacorra Russell (21) and Jordan Eafford (1) celebrate after beating Fitzgerald for a berth in the region championship game against Thomasville. Photo by Ross Roddy.

Early County 48, Worth
County 32

THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Jacorra Russell led the way offensively for the Lady Cats with 17 points, six rebounds, and three steals. Jordan Eafford was hot on her heels with 13 points, 12 rebounds, four steals, and three assists.

Ny’Asia Marshall finished the game with seven points, five rebounds, one steal, and two assists. Kelsi McCoy and De’Niya George combined for seven points, eight rebounds, and one assist. Equeasha Daniels added two points while Taniya Williams and Saniya Rogers each added one. Rogers also contributed two rebounds, one steal, and one assist.

Ashley Collins had seven rebounds and one assist and Kaliyah Ogden, Nekevia Brown, and Lateria Betha combined for four rebounds in the win.

Early County 62,
Fitzgerald 61

Eafford had a night to remember in the game against Fitzgerald. The senior finished the night with 36 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two assists.

Russell finished the night with eight points, nine rebounds, three steals, three assists, and three blocks.

Collins and McCoy each had six points and five rebounds in the game with McCoy adding on a steal.

Marshall had four points, six rebounds, and four steals in the victory while Rogers contributed two points, two rebounds, and one steal.

Early County 21,
Thomasville 42

Eafford and Russell led the way offensively in the 1-AA Region Championship game with five points each. Russell finished the night with seven rebounds, one assist, four steals, and two blocks. Eafford had four rebounds and one block.

McCoy added four points in the game and four rebounds. Marshall and Rogers both finished with three points each. Marshall added seven rebounds and three assists while McCoy tallied four rebounds and one block.

Equeasha Daniels rounded out the scoring with one point and one rebound. Collins had an impressive night on the defensive side of the ball as she racked up nine defensive rebounds while Elisha Hallmon had two and one block.

The Early County Lady Bobcats will host the first round of the state playoffs Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Tommy Whitehurst Gymnasium.

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