Rally falls short in Lady Canes' basketball opener


The Cartersville girls basketball team struggled to score in the first and third quarters Tuesday night and fell to Pepperell in the Lady Canes’ opener, 40-36.


Pepperell led 9-1 after one quarter and Cartersville managed only three points in the third quarter in the four point loss.


The Lady Canes trailed 25-15 at halftime.



“We have to be consistent scoring,” said Cartersville head coach Cindy Moore. “We made a nice rally in the fourth quarter, but came up short,” Moore concluded.


Kathryn Forsyth scored 13 points to lead the Lady Dragons to their win. Grace Hufford, Tamiya Griffith, and Caroline Clark added five points each for Pepperell.


Madison McKinney led Cartersville scorers with 10 points.


Monica Motuba and Addie Smith had nine and eight rebounds, respectively, to lead the Lady Canes on the glass.


Motuba and Kimora McClinic scored seven points each. Smith scored five. A’mya Davis added three points, while Caroline Bagwel and De’asia Jefferson scored two points each.


The Lady Canes (0-1) play Coahulla Creek Friday at 1pm at the Ridgeland High School Thanksgiving Classic.

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