|Greenfield twice gives SF slip |
|Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 4:02 pm |
|South Fulton let a pair slip away on Tuesday evening. |
The Devilettes — who led by as many as 12 points at halftime — ultimately were defeated 52-46 by Greenfield.
Meanwhile, the SF boys, who held a three-point lead at intermission, lost 57-48.
With the dual defeats, the Devilettes fall to 3-4 in league play, while the SF boys are now 2-5 in District 14A action.
South Fulton returns to action Friday at home against Trenton.
G’field 52, SF 46 (G)
Look no further than the third quarter to see where the Devilettes were doomed on Tuesday.
In that period, Greenfield outscored SF 22-5 to take a 39-34 cushion into the final frame.
The Lady Yellowjackets finished with a slight 13-12 advantage in the fourth period.
“That third quarter was a backbreaker,” South Fulton girls’ coach Curt Lee said. “We don’t play hard enough for four quarters to beat good teams. They scored at will (in the third quarter). If they didn’t hit the first shot, they’d take the ball away from us and end up scoring.”
Taleeah Cross was the only Devilette to finish in double digits with 13 points and three steals.
Laken Haley and Savannah Larson had seven points each for SF.
South Fulton (9-7) was ahead 17-5 after one quarter of play.
Greenfield went to the charity stripe on 30 occasions whereas SF made just 13 trips to the free throw line.
G’field 57, SF 48 (B)
The Red Devils led 18-12 after one quarter and 30-27 at halftime.
“We played a good first quarter, but let them dictate the tempo and tried to play their game the rest of the time,” SF boys’ coach Wes Miller said. “Though I thought we did a good job defensively, we had another lull and missed a lot of easy shots.
“It was almost like someone put a bubble on the rim.”
The Redmen (8-9) were within four points with about 40 seconds left, but a missed shot from close range forced the county locals into a foul for possession situation.
Greenfield made its free throws down the stretch to seal South Fulton’s fate.
Harrison Hawks finished with a SF-best 12 points, while Jordan Davis accounted for 11.
All of the other Red Devils that played scored five or less points.
Yellowjacket Wes Clark had a game-high 20 tallies.