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Lady Canes edged by Haralson

The Cartersville Lady Hurricanes had a double-digit lead in the second half Saturday afternoon hosting Haralson County, but let it get away in a 59-56 loss.

Alexis Boykin of the visiting Lady Rebels poured in 35 points to lead Haralson County’s come-from-behind effort.

Cartersville struggled with a full-court press applied by the Rebels and were outscored by 20 points down the stretch after holding a 42-25 lead at one point over the defending Region 6-AAA champions.

Cartersville (1-2) has been in three close games this season, but head coach Cindy Moore was disappointed by Saturday’s second half struggles. Her hope is that the Lady Canes will learn from the tight game experiences of the young season.

“We lost our composure a bit and stopped doing what built that lead,” said Moore. “We committed some turnovers, missed some opportunities, and momentum just shifted. We will look at it as a coaching staff, learn from it, and see what we can do differently next time.”

Boykin scored 17 of her game-high 35 in the first half and 11 in the decisive fourth quarter.

Monica Motuba led Cartersville with 17 points. India Reid, Kimora McClinic, and Madison McKinney contributed eight points each.

Reid was the top rebounder for Cartersville with 11 boards. Motuba and McKinney gathered six rebounds each. McClinic added five.

Haralson County improved to 2-1 with the win and hosts Ranburne, AL Tuesday.

Cartersville plays Tuesday at Sonoraville with tip scheduled for 6pm.

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