WILDCATS BRING THE BROOM: Florala sweeps the floor against Elberta
The Florala Wildcats picked up a pair of big wins on Friday night against the Elberta Warriors in the Florala Christmas Tournament.
In the opening game, the Lady Wildcats used a big second half to knock off the Lady Warriors 49-32.
Elberta hit a free throw for the first point of the game before Florala went up 5-1 with a bucket from Ranisha Wright and a 3-pointer from Jerilyn Kemp.
However, Elberta came back and took an 11-5 lead into the second period.
Meredith Parker drained a 3-pointer to open up the second period.
The Lady Wildcats continued to claw their way back into the game when Me. Parker hit another 3-pointer to put the Lady Wildcats on top 17-16.
Elberta answered with a 3-pointer to go up 19-17 heading into halftime.
The Lady Wildcats came out with a purpose in the third period as they poured on 22 points.
Makayla Parker hit a big 3-pointer to put the Lady Wildcats up 39-25 going into the fourth period.
Ma. Parker hit another 3-pointer in the fourth period to help the Lady Wildcats pick up a 49-32 win.
Me. Parker led the Lady Wildcats with 12 points and Ma. Parker finished the game with 11 points.
The Lady Wildcats with play Bethlem today at 6 p.m., for the championship.
“We didn’t get after and play with intensity that we normally do in the first half,” Florala head coach David Bass said. “We came out a little more hungry in the second half and executed our press. Our offense, we did a better job of executing it in the second half.”
The Wildcats closed out the evening with a huge 72-22 victory over Elberta.
Rashaad Coleman got the Wildcats on the board with a 3-pointer to open up the final game of the evening.
Shun White picked up six points in the first period to help give the Wildcats a 15-3 lead after one period of play.
White continued to impose his will on the Warriors as he tallied four more points in the second period.
Zac Reese and Mekhi James chipped in six points each in the second period to help give the Wildcats a 34-12 lead going into halftime.
Florala opened up the flood gates in the third period as they added another 28 points to their total.
Coleman was on fire from behind the arc as he connected twice from downtown.
White added six more points as the Wildcats to a healthy 64-20 lead into the final frame.
Antone Stone had the hot hand in the fourth as he knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to help the Wildcats roll to victory.
White led the Wildcats with with 16 points and Reese came in with 11 points.
Coleman added 10 points for the Wildcats.
Florala will play Bethem at 7 tonight for the championship.
“I thought we played well on both sides of the floor as far as defense and offense,” Wildcat head coach Troy Turman said. “We had intensity, we executed for the most part, but we also had some negative plays. We had some silly turnovers, but we are trying to get out on the break more. We are working on new offense. We had some bright spots in those areas. We want to shoot the ball more and shoot it better. Outside shooting is a concern as far as getting more shots and shooting a better percentage. We are scoring in spurts right now, but overall it was a good team win and now we get chance tomorrow (Saturday) to play for a trophy. That’s what we want.”