SA girls beat Alliance Christian 60-38

Published 6:00 am Friday, December 31, 2010

SA's Ginny Taylor and Courtney Beltrami guard Lady Falcon's Tessa Church.


COURTLAND—Southampton Academy girls defeated the Alliance Christian Lady Falcons 60-38 Wednesday afternoon in the first game of the Ladies Christmas Classic.

“Overall I thought it was a good game,” said Lady Raiders Coach Chris Pope. “A good warm-up for this afternoon’s game with Brunswick Academy.”

The Lady Raiders improved to 4-2 on the season.

“Everybody got to play,” said Pope. “We shot the ball a little bit better; we are still not as aggressive as we need to be on defense. (We’re) going to continue to work on that to get to where we need to be.”

Leading the way for SA was Rachel Holland, who scored 19 points and went 100 percent from the free-throw line. Barclay Gatten and Catherine Glover added 10 points each.

The Lady Raiders went into the locker room at halftime with a 31-23 lead, but the momentum belonged to the Lady Falcons as Melissa Borum hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The Lady Raiders held Alliance to a mere 4 points in the third quarter; two of those points were off of free throws thanks to a SA technical foul due to too many players on the court.

“I feel pretty good about this afternoon’s game,” said Pope. “We need to play a little bit better than we did this game. Brunswick has a pretty good team; they are very similar to us. They like to press a lot, they play a little bit of man to man. They have difficulty shooting just like we do, but it should be a good game.”

The Lady Raiders hosted Brunswick Academy at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Results were not available as of presstime.