Montgomery Eagles Fall In Playoffs
The Montgomery County High School basketball teams took part in the first round of the GHSA State A Division II State Playoffs. The Lady Eagles took on the Lady Vikings of Treutlen on Tuesday, and it was close in the first half before MCHS pulled away. The boys fell to Dooly County in their first round game. The Lady Eagles then moved on to face off with Clinch County on Friday at home against the Lady Panthers. The Eagles fought but fell to end their season with a record of 27-2.
Girls vs. Treutlen
It was a slow start for both teams as it took nearly three minutes for either team to score. The Lady Eagles scored the first points and built up a 6-0 lead with four minutes left in the first quarter with Marly Bell and Amire Banks scoring for Montgomery. MCHS had it at 8-0 before Treutlen finally got on the board. The continued from page
Vikings closed it to 8-5 with a three-pointer. By the end of the first quarter, the score was 12-7 with MCHS out in front after a late basket from Banks.
Early in the second quarter the Vikings closed it to 12-9, and it was 14-12 after another three by Treutlen. MCHS increased their lead to 18-12 after baskets by Trinity Wideman and Banks, but the Vikings came back and it was 2016. Treutlen made it 2019, and then took a 2220 lead on the Eagles. Bell added a free-throw and then Banks hit a shot with just 2 seconds on the clock to put MCHS back on top, 23-22, heading to halftime.
In the third quarter the Lady Eagles got on track as they outscored Treutlen 15-8 to take a 38-30 lead to the fourth. In that fourth MCHS pulled away and took the win, 55-37.
The Lady Eagles were led by Bell with 33 points, and Banks added 20 in the win.
Boys vs. Dooly
It was a tough game for the Eagles, but they kept it close with the Bobcats of Dooly County. MCHS came up short, though, falling to Dooly 58-52.
The loss ended the Eagles season with a record of 11-18.
Girls vs. Clinch
The game was close early with Clinch holding a 17-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. But in the second the Panthers began to pull away as they shut down the MCHS offense and took a 30-19 lead into halftime.
MCHS fell further behind in the third quarter and trailed 47-28 by the end of the quarter. Clinch took the win over MCHS by the score of 57- 41.
Bell led MCHS with 24 points, but the story of the game was that she was the only player in double figures.