After last week’s win over Elbert County, Madison County headed into the weekend at Cedar Shoals with some confidence, but Madison County fell short as Cedar Shoals held off the Red Raiders to take a 59-43 win.
According to coach Steve Crouse, two things made the difference in the game – flat perimeter shooting and needless turnovers. The Red Raiders went up against Cedar Shoal’s 2-3 zone defense and couldn’t push through to the inside. Madison County hit three of 21 shots from the outside, and Crouse said that if the team was forced to take the shots it could get and if they could have made a few more from the outside they might have opened up the Cedar Shoals defense enough to get inside.
“We had some good looks, but we just played flat all night long,” Crouse said. “We did a fair job rebounding, but needless turnovers hurt us.”