The first half was close, but the Lumpkin Co. girls outscored the Lady War Eagles 13-3 in the third quarter to pull away and win the game. Kate Jackson lead the way for the Lady Indians with 17 points in the game. Lexi Pierce also chipped in 12 points as the two girls outscored the entire Chestatee team.
The first quarter was a defensive battle, with Chestatee coming out with a 5-4 lead. Makenzie Caldwell and Madisyn Echols each scored to keep the Lady Indians in the game.
The offenses shook off the rust in the second quarter. Lumpkin took an 11-8 lead before the Lady War Eagles went on a quick 6-0 run to take a 14-11 lead. The Lumpkin Co. girls responded well with two buckets to take the lead into the half. Pierce stole the ball and got a layup to end the half, giving her team the 15-14 halftime lead.
The second half was all Lady Indians, as they scored the first five and last eight points of the third quarter to take a 28-17 lead into the final quarter.
Chestatee tried throwing a press at the Lumpkin girls, but they broke it with ease. The Lady Indians put up 20 points on the final quarter to extend their lead to a comfortable margin. They scored the last six points of the game and won their home-opener 48-27 over Chestatee.
The Lady Indians’ next game is Friday as they play host to Banks County at 7:00 PM.