Area prep girls teams open hoops seasons with losses

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By Susie Morris

All three county girls teams lost their season openers this past week in the first week of FHSAA basketball. 

The Robert F. Munroe Lady Cats opened their season first with a 45-37 loss to Maclay.  An anemic fourth quarter turned a 34-33 lead into an 8-point loss. 

The score was knotted a 18 at the half.

Sophomore Beth Summerford led her team with 13 points and point guard Kristen Allen was one assist from a triple double.  Allen had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. 

Summerford added nine rebounds.

West Gadsden High School opened on Thursday with a 40-35 loss to Godby.  The Panthers were tied at 16 points at the half but fell behind in the third and fouth quarters. 

Kayla Streeter led in scoring with 12 points and Besherrime Murray added ine.

East Gadsden High found Lincoln a tough opening assignment dropping their opener 44-32.  LaBrittany McDonald scored 13 points.  Lincoln led off the first quarter with 13 points and led 20-14 at the half.  The Trojans then outscored the Jaguars 11-5 in the third to nail down the win.

Munroe got on the winning side of their 0-1 record with a 55-15 win over Wewahitchka on Thursday night.  Senior forward Spenser Morris finished with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. 

Allen added nine points as the team moved to 1-1 on the young season.

On Friday night the Lady Cats lost to Brookwood 72-38.  The Munroe team had no answer for Broodwood’s Lauren Johnston, who finished with 32 points. Munroe was led by Summerford with 18 points.

Courtney Mayo led in rebounding with eight.