Munroe closes season with win, EGHS defeats West Gadsden

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By Susie Morris

The last week of regular season for girls basketball ended on a positive note for only one county team. 

After losing to Maclay in a close one earlier in the week, Robert F. Munroe Day School’s Lady Bobcats defeated Poplar Springs for the second time to close out their season.  East Gadsden High School defeated West Gadsden High mid-week but then lost to a Port St. Joe team that won 19 games this season.  West Gadsden dropped its last two final games to Aucilla Christian and East Gadsden, thus wrapping up the 2009-10 regular season of girls basketball.

Munroe lost an early lead in the fourth quarter, had a go-ahead basket nullified on a questionable call and then watched Maclay sink their free throws at the end to endure a 40-36 loss.  The Lady Cats were led in scoring by Beth Summerford’s 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

The team survived both a homecoming crowd and foul trouble Saturday night to defeat Poplar Springs 41-37.  Again the Lady Cats were led in scoring by Summerford.  The sophomore scored 18 points, including 12 of 14 from the free-throw line.  Courtney Mayo added 8 points and nine rebounds.  The team finished its regular season at 7-13.

West Gadsden was outscored every quarter by a well-coached Aucilla team and lost 62-35.  Kayla Streeter scored the majority of the Panther points with 21 and Desherrime Murray added nine.

The Panthers actually scored more points against East Gadsden than Aucilla but still lost 60-45.  Streeter again scored big with 18 points and finished with a double-double by added 11 rebounds.  Desherimme Murray also had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.  The team finished their regular season 9-8.

East Gadsden upended West Gadsden 60-45 on the strength of Ashley Blair’s season-high, 20-point performance.  Chalandrea Brown added a dozen points.  The Jaguars led 19-8 after one quarter and 28-21 at the half.

Port St. Joe has only lost two games all season and brought their A game against the Jaguars.  They used a rare scoreless quarter by East Gadsden to stake a 17-9 halftime lead and extended that to win 46-34.  Brown and Blair again did the majority of the scoring, combining for 24 of the 34 points.  Brown hit two 3-pointers.