MCHS Plays Hard In State Playoffs
The Montgomery County High School Eagles basketball teams took part in the GHSA State A Playoffs last week with the boys taking on Terrell County in the first round and the girls playing Terrell County in the first round and then Clinch County in the second round.
Girls vs. Terrell
On Tuesday night of last week the Lady Eagles hosted the Greenwave of Terrell County in the first round of the State Playoffs. Terrell was up early in the game 3-2, but a steal and basket from Makyla Bell put MCHS on top. Terrell hit a threepointer to go back on top 6-5 with 4:50 left in the first period. With 3:20 left in the first the score was 11-6 with Montgomery on top after two free throws by Marley Bell. She added a basket and a free throw for a 14-6 lead with 2:35 left on the clock. Marley added a free throw and then a basket in the lane by Emeral James made it 17-6. Marley added another basket for a 21-8 lead with 45 seconds to go in the first, and by the buzzer the Eagles were in front 23-9.
It was 25-13 after a basket by Makyla, but a three from Terrell closed that to 25-16. It was 25-18 with 5:45 left in the half, but baskets by Marley and Amire Banks made it 31-20 with just three minutes to go in the first half.
The Eagles were in complete control of this game as they led 34-23 at the end of the first half of action.
In the third period the Eagles extended their lead to 49-33. They kept up the pace in the fourth on their way to a 70-47 win over the Greenwave of Terrell County.
MCHS was led by Makayla Bell with 26 points, Marley Bell added 18, and Emeral James score 12. The win moved the girls into the second round of the State Playoffs.
Boys vs. Terrell
The boys were at Terrell County on Wednesday of last week in their first round game. The Eagles went up against a tough Greenwave team as they fell behind in the first, 23-15. In the second period Terrell pushed that lead to 50-31 by halftime. MCHS closed in on that lead a bit in the third, but were trailing 68-51 heading to the final period. Terrell went on to win the game 89-66 over MCHS to end the Eagles season. MCHS finished the year with a record of 12- 13.
Girls vs. Clinch
Clinch jumped out to a 10-4 lead, and were on top 18-4 by the end of the first period. Early in the second it was 19-6, but a three-pointer by Makyla closed that to 19-9. Marley made a basket in the paint, and another three-pointer by Makyla made the score 21-16 as MCHS was on a run. At the end of the first half the score was 24-16. Early in the third the score was 28-20 with Clinch on top. The score was 40-25 at the end of the third peirod. Clinch led 41-25 in the fourth before Marley hit a three to make it 41-28. Makyla added a fastbreak basket and then a three as the Eagles made it 47-33, but Clinch won the game 57-38 over the Lady Eagles. The loss ended the season for MCHS with a record of 16-6.