JDA girls fall to St. John’s, 54-31
The Jefferson Davis Academy girls varsity basketball team put up a good fight for three quarters in Friday’s home game against St. Johns Christian Academy of Moncks Corner.
Trailing by seven points going into the fourth quarter, the Lady Raiders ran out of steam down the stretch and fell to the Lady Cavaliers by a score of 54-31.
JDA coach Barry Morehead said his young team is coming along.
“The effort was there, but our execution on both ends of the court has to improve,” Morehead said. “Right now, we’re playing good in spurts and that’s not good enough to win basketball games.”
The Lady Raiders stayed in close to the Lady Cavaliers in the first half behind the shooting of Kiersten Phillips and Caroline Robinson.
The duo combined for 11 points as the Lady Raiders were down just 21-18 with 3:19 left in the first half. Robinson had a big first half with six points and three rebounds. Phillips pumped in four second-quarter points.
In the third quarter on the scoring of Anna Beth Morgan, the Lady Raiders continued to stay in striking distance. Morgan did most of her damage in transition with three layups as the Lady Raiders kept the game close at 34-27.
In the fourth quarter, however, the Lady Cavaliers started to pull away. Claire Gilmore of the Lady Cavaliers caught fire, scoring seven of her game-high 17 points as the team went on a late 15-4 run to put the game away.
For the game, Morgan led the Lady Raiders with 10 points and six steals. Phillips had eight points, Bethany Stokes and Caroline Robinson each scored six points.