Lady Cobras to host first round

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rob Gantt/Journal Scene Lindsay Manning goes in for a layup against Stratford Friday.

The Cane Bay girls’ basketball team knocked off Stratford 41-22 on Friday to finish second in the Region 7-AAAA standings.

The Lady Cobras (8-13) will host their first-ever playoff game on Thursday.

“I told the girls to keep playing hard and good things would happen,” CBHS coach Ira Owens said. “We got the wins when we needed to and that’s put us in position to host a playoff game. That’s a first for either basketball program.”

Against Stratford Shameque Robinson had 10 points and nine rebounds, while Makayla Dudley chipped in 13 points, six assists and seven steals.

Lindsay Manning added six points.

Caliyana White had eight points to lead Stratford and Madison Ackerman chipped in seven points.

“At this point, it’s a five-game season,” Owens said. “You’ve got to win four to get to the big one. I don’t know if we can do that but we’ve given ourselves a chance.”

On the season, Dudley leads the Lady Cobras in scoring at 12.5 points per game, while Robinson averages 7.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. Manning is top rebounder with eight a game.

The playoffs will mark the final moments in a Cane Bay uniform for captains Dudley, Manning and forward Brett Pitcher. Guards Shelby Kimbro and Traci Howell are also seniors.

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