Lakeside's girls basketball season hasn't been worth bragging about this year, and a Tuesday nonregion contest at Lincoln County looked to be heading toward a similar end.
At halftime, the Lady Panthers trailed 17-10.
"The girls just stuck with it," Lakeside girls basketball coach Mo McCormick said. "They finally made the right passes to the right people."
Several of those passes ended with junior Alex Cassagnol scoring. The forward poured in 24 points on the night as Lakeside (3-17) scored 43 points in the second half to claim a 53-50 victory over Lincoln County (12-4).
A strong showing also came from freshmen Chandra Wideman and Haylie Brinkman and sophomore Kaitlin Hill. The three former junior varsity players were moved up to varsity and, McCormick said, contributed directly to the win.
"Alex Cassagnol was on fire. She's played well the whole year, but she's now got a little pressure off her because Kaitlin came in and gave us another threat under the basket," McCormick said.
Greenbrier's girls trailed in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's game against Statesboro, but the Lady Wolfpack's perfect record remained in tact with a 68-53 win over the Lady Blue Devils. The Region 3B-AAAA victory came thanks to 21 points from senior Michelle Swiec and a fourth quarter that saw Greenbrier outscore Statesboro 27-9. Senior guard Brooke Jackson hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the win, while Sara Oland (13 points) and Dorian Freeman (16) points also scored in double figures. The win improved Greenbrier's record to an unprecedented 23-0 mark.
Another region win
The Augusta Christian boys basketball team improved to 15-6 overall and 5-2 in region play with a 68-64 win over St. Joseph's on Tuesday night. Senior guard Tyler Bourdo nailed four 3-pointers and totalled 25 points on the night while Fred Auston contributed with 20 points.
Sloppy but successful
Tuesday's Augusta Christian's girls basketball win wasn't pretty, but the 50-45 victory over St. Joseph's was enough to improve to 12-8 on the season. The Lady Lions built a 21-8 lead in the first quarter but didn't score a single point in the second quarter. Augusta Christian still led by one point at halftime and, behind the 15 points of point guard Lynlee Satcher, the Lady Lions survived with a four-point victory.
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