Lady Wildcats beat No. 1 Glynn Academy

 

Apparently, Glynn Academy didn’t get the message the Lady Wildcat cagers delivered to Brunswick two weeks earlier.

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, CCHS, for the second time in 11 days, invaded Glynn County and played giant-killer against a state No. 1, the Lady Terrors’ 38-32 loss their first Region 3-AAAAA setback of the season. 

Khaila McMorris was huge late in Camden’s 17th win, scoring 10 of her 11 points, burying a triple and sinking 7-of-9 from the charity stripe in the final quarter. She added five rebounds and three steals. Leah Register also netted 11 points, made two steals and stuck three three-point daggers, one in the winners’ 15-8 fourth-quarter thrust.

Camden had “just enough fight at the end,” head coach Keith Ellis said after his team’s final game before the region tournament. “We did enough again to survive.”

Bria McGirth’s free throw put Glynn up starting the fourth. Register swished a three with 2:37 left for a 32-30 edge, and McMorris’ trey put CCHS up three with 65 seconds remaining. Register’s two free throws with 34.1 seconds remaining provided a two-possession cushion.

As with Brunswick, the Lady ’Cats showed a top-ranked squad they were ready from the opening tip. 

Camden scored the game’s first five points — a Brittney Shelton three included — and held Glynn without a field goal until early in the second quarter. Register’s two threes late in the second ensured a halftime lead.

Shelton supplied seven points and two assists; Patricia Johnson eight rebounds, four points and two steals; Jesse Beck six rebounds and two steals; and Aniya Burch three points and three boards in the hard-earned triumph.

Glynn’s Symone Hall scored a game-high 13 and was 7-of-8 from the foul line, but her teammates combined to go 7-of-23 there. Nesha Murray added seven points for the Lady Terrors, who went empty from three-point land and had their 11-game win streak snapped.

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