Lady Bulldogs finish in fourth
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:02 am
By: Stephanie Sturgis – Weakley County Press Sports Editor
The Gleason Lady Bulldogs faded in the fourth and fell, 34-29, to the Madison Academic Lady Mustangs in the battle for third place in the 46th Annual Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament on Thursday.
Elevate— Lady Bulldog Sarah Hensley (right) lifts off for a jumper in Gleason’s loss to Madison in the 46th Annual Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament on Thursday night. Photo by Stephanie Sturgis
Gleason gave up nearly as many points in the fourth quarter (16) as it did through the first three combined (18). As a result, the Lady Dawgs’ 20-18 lead heading into the fourth evaporated.
Both defenses forced misses and turnovers through the first half. Gleason trailed 8-7 after one quarter and led 11-10 at the half.
Five consecutive Ashley Coble points put GHS up 16-10, but back-to-back turnovers kept Gleason from stretching its lead.
Madison held Gleason scoreless for nearly five minutes to start the fourth, taking the win and third place.
46th Annual Martin Lions Club Christmas Tournament
Dec. 30 at Martin
Madison (34) — Cayla Sheets 9, Tess Sopcak 7, Angela Tharpe 6, Keleey Edwards 5, Abby Bailey 3, Jasmine Washington 2, Brittney Morrow 2.
Gleason (29) — Brianna Jones 10, Ashley Coble 9, Sarah Hensley 6, Camille Cooper 2, Alex King 2.
3-pointers: Madison — Sheets, Sopcak, Edwards, Bailey; Gleason — Coble (2).
Records: Madison 11-5, Gleason 7-5 (4-1 District 13-A).