The Lady Raiders closed their home schedule in fine fashion Tuesday night, defeating Apalachee 63-45.
Elise Coberly led the way with 25 points, with 16 coming in the second half. Coberly also knocked down three 3 pointers in the third period.
Senior Molly Glaze closed out her final home game as a Lady Raider by chipping in 14 points. Glaze also had a good night at the three-point stripe by hitting four three-pointers of her own in the first half.
This contest was never in doubt as the Lady Raiders used a powerful press to hold Apalachee to just 18 first half points. Madison jumped out early with a 21-point first quarter that included three pointers from Glaze, Coberly and Macy Rutledge. The Lady Raiders ended the first period with Rutledge’s three that capped off a 14-2 run.
Apalachee pulled to within 12 again with 3:21 left in the half, but the Lady Raiders put together another run this time of 6-2 to close the half on top 34-18.
Madison County went on to push the lead to 20 points after Coberly knocked down back-to-back three’s midway through the third period. Apalachee could never get close in the final period and as a result Coach Dan Lampe was able to empty his bench late in the final period. Coberly and Glaze’s double digit scoring was followed by nine points from Nakeia Brown and eight from LeeLee Sorrells. The Lady Raiders finished the night hitting 10 of 22 shots from beyond the three-point arc.
VERSUS CLARKE CENTRAL
The Lady Raiders completed the season sweep of Clarke Central Friday by knocking off the Lady Glads 51-41 before a packed house on “Recreation Department Night” in Danielsville.
Elise Coberly led the Lady Raiders with 15 points, followed by 14 from LeeLee Sorrells. Colbery tossed in nine of her 15 points in the final quarter.
With the game tied at 12 after one quarter of play, things got ugly for both offenses. Both teams were in single digit scoring in the period leading to a two-point Clarke Central lead at the halftime break, 18-16.
Madison County’s woes continued on this night after the Lady Raiders failed to sink a single free throw in five trips to the line in the period.
The Lady Raiders’ offense came to life in the third period. And the Lady Raider defense did their job in the quarter as well by holding Central to just eight third quarter points.
Molly Glaze knocked down a three pointer and Macy Rutledge followed seconds later with a three pointer of her own to give Madison County the 24-20 advantage.
The Lady Raiders never trailed again, building their largest lead of the night at 51-39 with just seconds left in the contest. The Lady Raiders got three pointers from Glaze and Coberly in the final period to close the deal.
Glaze finished with nine points. Rutledge had seven. Nekeia Brown chipped in four and Mya Moss added two.
Madison County will close out the regular season this week, traveling to Winder Friday at 7 p.m., then taking on Habersham Central in Mt. Airy at 6 p.m. Tuesday.