Girls’ basketball in the state of Florida is hitting the home stretch as there is only a little more than a week remaining until district tournament time. This past week, the Munroe Lady Cats lost three games, while East Gadsden picked up a big win and Tallavana Christian lost one.
The Munroe team had a busy week taking on FAMU, North Bay Haven and Brookwood. Defending state champs in 2A, FAMU routed the Lady Cats 69-11. At North Bay Haven, the Munroe team was jumped on quickly by North Bay who led 20-8 after one quarter. Anna Jones scored 8 points, hitting two three-pointers. On Friday night, Munroe hosted Brookwood in an interstate contest. The teams were tied at 8 after one quarter but Brookwood had a big second quarter and led 21-15 at the half. Three Munroe players scored 8 points — Mollie Edwards, Audrey Thomas and Kadejah Glynn. Munroe dropped to 2-11 with the loss.
The Lady Jags put on a big fourth quarter, and it paid off with a one point, 59-58 win over Godby. Godby led 28-25 at halftime. Sophomore Sharika Gaymon had a huge night, scoring 30 points for East Gadsden. She hit four three-pointers and helped lead her team to an 8-6 record.
Despite a 7-7 first-quarter tie with John Paul II, the Tallavana Christian Lady Lions gave up 13 second-quarter points and found themselves down 20-10 by halftime. Taniah Lockwood scored 14 points for TCS.