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Greene County girls fall to Midfield


MONTGOMERY | First-year coach Halven Carodine directed the Greene County girls basketball team to the Class 3A Central Regional, but their season ended against Midfield on Thursday.

Gabby Nicholson scored 21 points, and Midfield defeated the Lady Tigers 52-47.

“The third quarter kind of set us back,” Carodine said. “One of my leading ball-handlers got in foul trouble, so I had to set her down and that led to a lot more turnovers.”

Greene County (9-15) held a 22-21 halftime lead, thanks to a 3-pointer by Sacorya Jackson. Midfield (20-10) made 10 of 16 foul shots in the third quarter and outscored the Lady Tigers 20-12.

Carodine said Nicole Vester, a 5-foot-11 junior, played at point guard on offense and in the post on defense. She fouled out early in the fourth quarter with three points and six rebounds.

“Midfield has been known for being a pressing team,” Carodine said. “We were prepared for that. In the first half, we did a real good job on it. In the second half, we let down a little, and they kind of picked up the momentum with the foul trouble we were in.”

Midfield made 14 of 32 free throws. Greene County made 13 of 25.

Brandi Eubanks led Greene County with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Lady Tigers finished with a 46-33 rebounding margin and had seven steals, but they committed 26 turnovers. Midfield recorded 10 steals and had 20 turnovers.

Jackson made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points. Ashley Winn had 10 points. Amber Woods, who scored four points, had eight rebounds. Shalancia Dancy had four points and six rebounds.

Midfield’s Dionnia Moore had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Destini Brownlee scored eight points.

“Our three seniors (Jackson, Eubanks and Winn) led us today scoring-wise, but I had a lot of underclassmen that played major roles as far as rebounding and defense and ball-handling,” Carodine said. “I think we’ll be in good shape for next year.”

 

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