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West Gadsden girls garner three wins

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By Susie Morris

Although all three county teams played last week, only West Gadsden came away with a win — three of them, to be exact. Munroe lost three contests, two that they led at the half and East Gadsden dropped one to Florida High.

West Gadsden Lady Panthers
West Gadsden 47
Bozeman 11

Sharae Williams scored 19 points to lead the Panthers to a win over Bozeman. The team led 22-5 at the half and never slowed down.

West Gadsden 40
Blountstown 34

Despite being down 11-3 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Panthers rallied over the next three quarters to defeat Blountstown 40-34. Danielle Parks had the hot hand for West Gadsden, scoring 19 points, including two 3-pointers.  Parks also dished out five assists. Devonna Washington tallied six steals, and Sharae Williams had four blocked shots.

West Gadsden 31
Franklin County 18

The Panthers picked up their third win of the week with a dominating win over Franklin County. Sharae Williams and Danielle Parks each scored 10 points. Williams also blocked seven shots and Parks had five assists.
The wins this week gave West Gadsden a 4-0 record.

Munroe Lady Cats
FAMU 62
Munroe 21

Visiting FAMU got off the starting blocks quickly, and led Munroe 20-5 after one quarter. The defending state champs led 33-15 at the half. Kaitlyn Sirmons led Munroe with 9 points.

Liberty County 24
Munroe 17

Although they led 13-11 at the half, the Lady Cats offense stalled, and they could only manage 4 points in the second half. Kaitlyn Sirmons scored 8 points, including two 3-pointers. Mollie Edwards tallied 13 rebounds.

John Paul II 33
Munroe 31

Munroe jumped out to a 9-1 first quarter lead and led 16-12 at the half, but in a similar second-half pattern, found it difficult to score in the second half. John Paul II outscored Munroe 13-6 and won by 2.  Munroe hit four threes, and Mollie Edwards had eight rebounds. Audrey Thomas and Anna Jones had 8 points each.

East Gadsden Lady Jaguars
Florida High 67
East Gadsden 32

Florida High was blistering off the tip and staked a 23-2 first-quarter lead. They went on to a 44-17 first-half lead and won 67-32. Eight Jaguars scored, but Shenica Bethea led with 8. Deambranque Davis hit two 3-point
attempts.