Coming out of the locker room, Lakeside High coach Norman Cox’s sigh said it all.
Cox had just seen his Lady Panthers surrender a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead in falling 41-39 to Northeast Macon in the third-place game at the Monterrey Christmas Tournament at Evans High School.
“We didn’t play with any confidence,” said Cox of the fourth-quarter collapse. “The girls were not wanting to handle the ball, not wanting to shoot the ball. And so you play in a defensive mode and you don’t play well.”