Lady Cardinals lose out in first round to Chesnee

Published 6:06 pm Thursday, December 29, 2011

Landrum’s Macy Atkins plays defense against Chesnee on Wednesday, Dec. 28. (photo by Joey Millwood)

Landrum couldn’t get passed Chesnee in the first round at the Battle at the Border Tournament.
The Lady Cardinals play host to the tournament, but Chesnee ran away with a first round win Dec. 28. Led by Jasia Martin, the Eagles thwarted any run the Lady Cardinals made.
Martin finished the game with 26 points.
Martin hit six threes to lead the Lady Eagles on Wednesday night. The Lady Eagles, however, didn’t keep the pedal to the medal remaining down at the half 27-21.
The Lady Eagles came out in the third quarter and went on a 5-2 run. By the end of the third, the Cardinals were only down three.
And Landrum’s best offensive outburst came at the start of the fourth. Led by sophomore Taylor Jenkins, the Lady Cardinals went on a 10-0 run to take a 42-35 lead. Landrum,  however, couldn’t sustain it.
Martin led Chesnee back with eight points on a 14-0 run.
“We didn’t get rattled,” Chesnee coach David Garner said. “We came back and got the stops.”
For Landrum, it’s a matter of playing a complete game, head coach Deon Brice said.
“We got in a hole early,” Brice said. “In the third quarter we made a good run. We gotta work on finishing the game strong.”