It was an upset in every sense of the word as the number five ranked Madison County fell 49-47 to Apalachee Tuesday night. The Lady Red Raiders’ first sub-region loss came after a late game three-pointer pushed the Lady ‘Cats ahead with just under 10 seconds left.
Madison County, 7-1; 18-2, remains in a tie with Clarke Central, 7-1; 16-4, for dominance of the sub-region. Clarke Central defeated Winder-Barrow Tuesday night to remain a threat to the Lady Red Raiders. The win for Apalachee Tuesday night fortifies the Lady Wildcats’ position as the third-place seed in the sub-region.
At the half, Madison County held onto a 28-16 lead after a slow start. In the first period, battling the Apalachee defense bogged down the typical aggressive Lady Red Raider offense. An uncontested 12-point run for Madison County in the second period built up the lead before the break.