The East Gadsden High School girls basketball team asked Santa for a good holiday season and the big guy delivered.
The Jaguars played regional finalist FAMU and state champs North Florida Christian last week and beat them both.
First, the Jaguars took on NFC. The two teams battled to a 9-8 NFC lead at the end of the first quarter, but East Gadsden outscored the Eagles 15-8 in the second quarter to lead 23-17 at the half.
The second half was a different game altogether. The Jaguars outscored the Eagles 16-11 in the third and fourth quarters to pick up their ninth win of the season.
Senior guard Jasmine Grice led her team with 22 points.
An 11-0 FAMU team proved to be a much harder win.
The two hard-playing, hard-running teams battled to a 24-22 halftime score with East Gadsden up a bucket.
The third quarter was all Rattler as they outscored the Jags 15-5 and led 37-29 heading into the fourth quarter. East Gadsden then upped the ante and had a 24-12 run of their own to win by four points, 53-49.
Again the team was led in scoring by Grice and her 28-point night. T’erica Frost added 11 points and dished out four assists. Grice also led her team in rebounding with nine and picked off five steals.
FAMU dropped to 11-1 and East Gadsden moved to 10-3.