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Lady Grangers get much-needed win

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

They needed that one.

The LaGrange Lady Grangers came into Saturday’s home game against Hampton on a three-game losing streak, and they’d only won once all season.

In a game where points were difficult to come by for both teams, LaGrange (2-7) outlasted Hampton 33-27.

While LaGrange (2-7) again had a difficult time putting points on the scoreboard, it did enough to secure a 33-27 victory.

LaGrange hosts Heritage on Tuesday before beginning its Region 2-AAAA schedule on Friday night at Columbus High.

“For them to finally end up ¬on the right side of the scoreboard, it’s a good feeling,” said LaGrange head coach Stephen Tuck.

Carmen Lynch and Brandasia Cofield led LaGrange with nine points apiece, Corriah Williams added seven points, and Kylah Campbell scored six points.

“They didn’t try to do too much,” Tuck said. “Everybody just stayed within themselves and played hard. That was the biggest thing.”

The Lady Grangers have struggled to score this season, but Tuck’s message to the players is to continue to run the offense and good things will come.

“I’m still preaching to them, it wasn’t a high-scoring game, but you’re still taking great shots,” Tuck said. “Continue to take great shots, and sooner or later they’ll fall.”

LaGrange had a 9-7 lead after the first quarter, and it was ahead 20-14 at the half and 27-21 following three quarters.

After falling behind by 10 points in the fourth quarter, Hampton got as close as four in the closing moments, and Williams sealed the victory with a pair of free throws with three seconds remaining.

“They stayed with it and played together,” Tuck said. “They found one another. We had multiple people scoring, and they played together.”

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