FHS Wildcats sweep Elba Tigers

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 12, 2019

The Florala Wildcats came away with a sweep over the Elba Tigers on Friday night in Florala.




In the opening game, the Lady Wildcats held off the Lady Tigers for a 44-41 win.

“We’ve played better basketball,” Florala head coach David Bass said. “They did a good job defending our leading scorers, but everyone else on the team stepped up to the plate and hit big shots. Jerilyn Kemp hit a really big 3 in the fourth that really shifted the momentum. We’ve got some minor things that we need to work on before we hit the court again, but I am proud of the way that our girls are playing.”

Sharae Coleman led the Lady Wildcats with 11 points and Meredith Parker added nine points.


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The Wildcats finished the night off with a 55-47 victory over the Tigers.

Elba opened up the game strong as Vilee Sams helped the Tigers got up 19-7 at the end of the first period.

Florala bounced back in the second period as they spread the ball around and got five players in on the scoring.

Antone Stone and Rashaad Coleman connected on big 3-pointers to help the Wildcats take a 25-24 lead into halftime.

The Wildcats surged in the third period as they went up 40-34.

Coleman had a big fourth period that helped the Wildcats hold on for a 55-47 victory.

“We played with a lot of desire and passion,” Wildcats’ head coach Troy Turman said. “The first quarter we get down 19-6 and then clawed back in it and were up 25-24 at half.”

Coleman led the Wildcats with 17 points.

Shun White finished the night with 11 points.

Stone added 10 points and Mekhi James tacked on eight points.