Lady Cardinals win close game over Christ Church, 43-40

Published 5:17 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Landrum’s Taylor Jenkins goes up for a lay up in the final minute of the game against Christ Church. Jenkins iced a 43-40 victory for the Lady Cardinals over their region rival Lady Cavaliers. (photo by Joey Millwood)

Landrum overcame a big fourth quarter run by Christ Church to win 43-40 on Tuesday, Jan 17.
After the third quarter wound down, it looked as though the Landrum girls were going to run away with a victory on the hardwood against Christ Church. Landrum had just outscored the Lady Cavaliers 13-0 in the third to take a commanding 30-16 lead.
Lauren Pitts started the run with a 2-point basket. Taylor Jenkins followed her with a basket. Macy Atkins hit a 3-pointer. Sydnie Brown hit back to back buckets to give the Lady Cardinals a 28-16 lead. Megan Painter topped off the quarter with a two-point basket in the paint.
The Lady Cardinals even came out strong to start the fourth quarter with two 3-pointers by Rachel Cooper.  Down 39-24, the Lady Cavaliers made a run. Led by Mary Kate Carter and Caroline Vaughn, Christ Church went on a 14-0 run to climb to within one point at 39-38. Carter and Vaughn finished with 15 and 11 points respectively.
Jenkins had the answer for the Lady Cardinals. The sophomore had a big lay up and hit two free throws to close the door on a 43-40 victory for Landrum.
“We got a little lazy in the fourth quarter,” Landrum coach Deon Brice said. “I called a time out. We came out fired up defensively. After that we took care of the ball.”
The Lady Cardinals were led by their point guard Atkins. Atkins scored nine points and a trio of Lady Cardinals – Cooper, Jenkins and Jordan Farmer – added 7 points each.