en Raiders tame Jaguars in tough match-up <img src="" alt="An East Gadsden Jaguar has control of the basketball in the Dec. 12 game against the Raiders of Rickards." title="An East Gadsden Jaguar has control of the basketball in the Dec. 12 game against the Raiders of Rickards." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> This past Friday night the Jaguars traveled to Leon County to take on the Rickards Raiders; shortly after the referee threw the ball up at half-court it was clear the Jaguars were a bit overmatched. &nbsp;<br /> The Raiders jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and carried a 22-10 lead into the second quarter quarter.<br /> Lady Jags see week of success <p> East Gadsden<br /> The East Gadsden Lady Jags had a good week last week defeating two Tallahassee teams, Leon and Godby. Dondrea Harris put up 25 points in East Gadsden&rsquo;s 52-45 win over Leon High School and then posted 34 in a win the next night over Godby!<br /> EAST GADSDEN 52&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;LEON 45<br /> Showdown in Havana <p> The basketball fans of Gadsden County always look forward to watching East and West Gadsden battle on the hardwood, and this past Saturday the latest installment of this rivalry was produced.<br /> &nbsp;The first quarter of play was a back-and-forth tug-of-war in which three lead changes occurred. With less than a minute remaining in the opening period a lay-up by Keyron York gave East Gadsden a 12-8 advantage heading into the second quarter.<br /> Girls basketball season excitement continues <p> Munroe<br /> FAMU 90&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> MUNROE 13<br /> The Lady Cats were completely overwhelmed by the bigger, faster and stronger FAMU team.&nbsp; They were behind 40-5 after one quarter and 64-8 at the half.<br /> MUNROE 51&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> TALLAVANA 40<br /> County girls basketball action, volleyball awards for Gadsden girls <p> MUNROE<br /> Grace Christian 56&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Munroe 41<br /> The Lady Cats dropped a non-district contest to visiting Grace Christian Academy of Bainbridge last Monday.&nbsp; Junior guard Jeri Sloan led the way scoring with 21 points.&nbsp; Sloan also sank five three-pointers for the 2nd game in a row.&nbsp; Karleebeth Perkins led defensively with 11 rebounds and Maddey Pappadakis finished with four steals.<br /> FAMU&nbsp;&nbsp; 90&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> Munroe 13<br /> Jags eyeing district title; Panthers poised to pounce <p> During the Christmas break, East and West Gadsden competed in basketball tournaments in an effort to both improve and prepare for the second half of the season.<br /> On Dec. 26 to 29, West Gadsden traveled to Thomasville , Ga., to play in the State Farm<br /> Hoop Fest Tournament; during the trip the Panthers defeated Barron County but suffered losses to Thomasville High and Seminole County. Coach Andrew Moten said his team &ldquo;started to decline in free-throw percentage. In both of our losses we missed double-digit attempts from the free-throw line.&rdquo; &nbsp;<br /> Countywide girls basketball continues <p> Munroe<br /> The Munroe girls basketball team had a 1-1 week against two district opponents.&nbsp; The team lost to visiting FAMU-DRS by&nbsp; lopsided score but then defeated Tallavana Christian on Thursday night for a district win.<br /> FAMU 63&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MUNROE 15<br /> Mixed results for girls at the hoop <p> East Gadsden<br /> The East Gadsden girls basketball team picked up two more wins this past week with both being blowouts and both propelling the team to 6-0 on the season.<br /> EAST GADSDEN 83 WEST GADSDEN 27<br /> The Jaguars blasted the Panthers, scoring 37 points in the first quarter and leading 63-22 at the half.&nbsp; Three players were in double figures and were led by Deondra Harris&rsquo; 25 points followed by Shanecia Bethea&rsquo; s 17 points and Keyaria James with 12 points.<br /> West Gadsden&rsquo;s Shakia Gilcrease scored 14 points for the Panthers.<br />