Red Level downed by Lady Panthers

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 31, 2015

Jayla Poindexter

Jayla Poindexter

The young Red Level Lady Tigers fought hard, but fell 38-24 to the Georgiana Lady Panthers Wednesday morning in the 18th annual Red Level Christmas Tournament at Red Level High School.

Jayla Poindexter got the Lady Tigers off to a good start when she snatched up a steal and took it the other way for layup.

Hannah Colvin added a free throw to give Red Level a 3-0 lead early in the opening period.

Red Level kept up the strong start when Natalie Feagin delivered a perfect bounce pass to Colvin under the basket for an easy bucket.

The Lady Panthers got on the board with two-straight baskets and were looking for a third when Feagin came up with a big block for Red Level.

At the end of the first period, Red Level held a 5-4 lead.

Georgiana took the lead to open up the second period, but Feagin knocked down a jumper on the other end to put Red Level back on top.

The Lady Panthers’ offense picked up a little steam and went on a 6-0 run to take a 12-7 lead.

Colvin added a layup to cut the lead to 12-9.

Just before halftime, Colvin knocked down a pair of free throws after a Georgiana player was called for a technical foul, but the Lady Panthers still held a 16-11 lead heading into the third period.

Georgiana opened up strong in the third period and quickly built a 21-11 lead.

Feagin got things going for Red Level with five points in the third period and Colvin converted a layup after Amie Catrett came up with a steal, but the Lady Tigers trailed 23-18 heading into the final period.

After Georgiana started with back-to-back buckets, Colvin made a strong drive to the basket to cut the lead down to 27-20.

Colvin added two more buckets, as the Lady Tigers were able to cut the lead down to six points, but Georgiana was able to hold off Red Level in the final minutes to take the win.

“Very inconsistent,” Georgiana head coach Kirk Norris said of his team’s play. “That is how we have been all year. We show up to play one night and then the next we lay a goose egg. We have to be more consistent, but we are really young. The biggest thing for us will be to continue to improve.”

Colvin led the Lady Tigers with 15 points and Feagin added 7 points. Poindexter rounded out the scoring with 2 points.