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Lady Panthers roll over Lady Tigers

The Georgiana girls picked up some momentum heading into the area tournament with a big win over the McKenzie Tigers on Tuesday night.

For the first quarter, McKenzie held tough and led 8-5 when the horn sounded.

However, Georgiana came out firing in the second quarter and took a 24-12 lead into halftime.

“We kept it close in the first quarter, but we knew that they were going to press us the whole way,” said McKenzie head coach Ezell Powell.

From there, the rout was on, and by the end of the game, Georgiana had stretched the lead to 57-17.

“We played hard, but Georgiana is just the better team,” Powell said.

Kennesha Nept was the leading scorer for the Panthers with 11 points, while Aleshia Stuckey and Latoria Womack both scored four for McKenzie.

“It’s good to get a win going into the area tournament,” said Georgiana head coach John Cheatham. “We’re making better decisions, and I hope that carries over. We’ve also got to continue to get offense out of more than one person.”

McKenzie also suffered a 55-21 loss at the hands of Red Level last week.

Anna Howell was the leading scorer in that game with 10 points and Stuckey added eight.