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Lady Red Barons barely slip by Lady Indians

Kayli Hite moves past an opponent from Gates County High School to release the ball. — Frank A. Davis Tidewater News

Frank A. Davis

COURTLAND

Both the Southampton County High School Lady Indians and the Lady Red Barons of Gates County High School started slow in the first quarter of play at Southampton High School’s gym on Monday. The quarter ended with the home team behind 4-7.

For the second quarter, scoring reversed with the Lady Indians scoring nine points while the Lady Red Barons scored two. The half ended with the Lady Indians ahead 13-9.

For the third quarter, the Lady Red Barons came to life and outscored the Lady Indians 20-13 and were ahead 29-26 going into the final quarter of play. The final quarter was a battle as the score see-sawed between the two teams. In the final seconds of the game it could have gone either way, but the Lady Red Barons held on to their 3-point lead to claim a narrow victory with a score of 43-40.

Southampton Lady Indian head coach Littleton Parker commented after the game, Tthat due to the holidays we should have played better but we didn’t.”

In scoring, Lady Indians had two players in double figures. They were Shakayle Slade with 13 points and Kayli Hite with 12 points.

For the Lady Red Barons, two players were in double figures. They were Elizabeth Taylor with 21 points and Jah-Leeya Riddick with 16 points.

The Southampton girls also go to Brunswick tonight, Jan. 8.