West Ashley’s devastating loss was Cane Bay’s gain.
Dekeiya Cohen, the Lady Wildcats’ superstar and Baylor signee, is now out for the season with a knee injury and that has opened the door for the Lady Cobras to finish second in the region and host a playoff game. West Ashley is no longer the juggernaut it was.
“If we take care of what we need to take care of we’ve got a chance to finish second,” Cane Bay girls coach Ira Owens said. “We played West Ashley to a one-point game last time and beat Wando… If we do things we’re capable of, we can put ourselves in position to possibly finish second.”
The Lady Cobras (5-11) lost to decisive favorite Goose Creek 60-37 on Friday, falling to 1-2 in Region 7-AAAA. They were set to end the first trip through the region against Stratford on Monday before hosting West Ashley in a crucial game on Friday.
With a win over the Lady Wildcats, Cane Bay will be in line to finish in at least a tie for second in the region.
In the loss to Goose Creek, Makayla Dudley led the Lady Cobras with 18 points while Shameque Robinson added six points.
On the season, Dudley averages team-highs in points (13.4), steals (3.9) and assists (2.7). Robinson averages 7.3 points and 7.1 rebounds.
Post players Lindsay Manning and Brett Pitcher average 8.8 rebounds and 5.6 rebounds respectively.