Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The Lady Swamp Foxes overcame a slow start Friday to claim a 45-38 victory over the Lady Cobras.
Lindsay Manning had three buckets for Cane Bay in the opening period and Makayla Dudley scored 5 points in the opening eight minutes as the Lady Cobras took a 17-7 lead.
In the second period, Dudley hit the first of her three shots on the night from behind the arc and Cane Bay made two free throws to take a 22-15 lead into the half.
However, the Lady Swamp Foxes came out of the locker room and outscored Cane Bay 20-7 in the third period.
“We weren’t consistent tonight,” Ashley Ridge coach Chris Shaw said. “Cane Bay did a great job in the first half. They came ready to play and I don’t think we were as focused as we should have been. But we played Ashley Ridge basketball in the second half. “
Katie Brunette hit a couple of three-point shots early in the third to cut the Cane Bay lead to 1. Two minutes into the period, Ashley Tierney scored in the paint for a 25-24 Ashley Ridge lead. The Swamp Foxes extended the lead to 6 by the end of the period.
“We came out in the third quarter and did the things we need to do,” Shaw said. “We had a better approach and we were focused. We played with confidence and our shot selection was much better.”
Cane Bay (1-4) pulled within 4 early in the closing period, but then Ashley Ridge (4-1) finished strong.
Dudley led all scorers with 17 points and Daly led the Lady Swamp Foxes with 14 points.
Ashley Ridge travels to Stratford on Tuesday night and to James Island on Wednesday night.
Ashley Ridge 45, Cane Bay 38
Ashley Ridge 7 8 20 10—45
Cane Bay 17 5 7 9—38
Ashley Ridge (45): Shelby Daly 14, Burnette 9, Bowers 8, Richardson 6, Tierney 5, Glover 2, Nkanata 1.
Cane Bay (38): Makayla Dudley 17, Robinson 8, Manning 6, Kimbro 3, Pitcher 3, Hollifield 1.