Madison County decided to take a page from last year’s play book Tuesday night in a 65-31 road victory over Habersham Central.
The Lady Raiders forced 24 turnovers and turned them into easy points in earning the win.
Coach Dan Lampe said the effort was reminiscent of last year’s Final Four squad.
“We kind of got back to kind of how we did last year ... with our defense creating our offense,” Lampe said. “We were really able to really turn them over in the second half and turn those turnovers into points.”
The lopsided victory moved Madison County (11-4) to 1-0 in subregion play as it heads into another 8A-AAAA match-up Friday with Cedar Shoals.
The Lady Jaguars, who Madison County hasn’t seen since last year’s region tournament, are something of a mystery.
“They’ve been kind of up and down … I’m not sure what to expect from them,” Lampe said.
In its win over Habersham Central, Madison County outscored the Mt. Airy Lady Raiders 25-9 in the third quarter to blow the game open and secure its 11th win of the year.
Courtney Freeman again led Madison County with 28 points. Kayla Freeman added 11 and Shantydra Arnold finished with 10, all of which came in the third quarter.
Not only did Courtney Freeman dominate in the score book, she had a huge night on the boards with 11 rebounds.
“She worked over the offensive boards hard,” Lampe said. “And the defensive boards, she took control of (them). She really dominated the boards.”
After facing Cedar Shoals Friday, Madison County has Saturday off before making yet another Tuesday night road trip, this time to Winder-Barrow for another subregion game.
The Lady Raiders haven’t played at home since Dec. 13. Madison County’s next home game isn’t until Jan. 16.
“It’s been like a West coast road trip for us,” Lampe joked.