The Griffin Christian High Lady Crusaders basketball team basked in the glow of its first (GISA) Region 4-AA win in years for four days back in December.
The roll didn’t last long for the Lady Crusaders, however, as they dropped a close game to non-region opponent Oak Mountain 47-42 on Dec. 19.
GCHS played that road game without freshman guard Leyah Brown, suiting up only five players.
“It was a really good game, even though we only had five players,” said Lady Crusaders head coach Melanie Foster. “Even Oak Mountain’s fans told me how proud I should be of the girls for playing so hard.”
Caroline Smith led GCHS with 13 points, 17 rebounds and 2 steals, followed by Brittany Foster with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Sarah Conort chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals, Kellie Dingler scored 5 points and snagged 2 rebounds and Jamiee Tidwell added 2 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals for GCHS.
This past Tuesday, the Lady Crusaders traveled to play region foe Flint River Academy and were pummeled, 68-28.
“We stepped up our play in the second half,” coach Foster said.
Brittany Foster led GCHS with 8 points and 5 rebounds and Smith scored 6 points and snagged 9 rebounds.
Brown scored 7 points and had 6 steals, Tidwell added 4 points and Conort had 3 points and 3 steals for GCHS, which falls to 2-7 overall, 1-3 in the region.
In GCHS boys action, the Crusaders lost on the road to Oak Mountain on Dec. 19, but traveled to play Flint River and beat them 57-38 on Jan. 5, holding Flint to 11 first-half points.
Griffin Christian hosts region opponent LaGrange today, starting at 6 p.m.
In other local basketball action today, Griffin hosts Region 4-AAAA foe Forest Park at 7 p.m. and Spalding travels to play Region 4-AAA foe Jackson High at 6 p.m.