SEG girls top East Davidson 55-34 and will meet Ledford in the finals of the NewBridge Bank Christmas Classic

GIRLS HOOPS
Southeast Guilford 55
East Davidson 34

from the Lexington Dispatch and Jason Queen reporting…….

WALLBURG…For a brief stretch, East Davidson’s girls were able to hang right there with Southeast Guilford.

But it takes 32 good minutes to beat the Falcons.

Southeast was simply too strong in every facet and pulled away to a
55-34 victory in the semifinals of the NewBridge Bank Christmas Classic
on Wednesday at Ledford. The Falcons (11-1) will face tournament host
Ledford in the championship game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

East didn’t score until Jennifer Welborn hit a free throw with 1:32 to
play in the first quarter. Ariel Grimsley helped East storm all the way
back to tie it up at 15-15 with 3:01 left in the first half. But the
Falcons used a full-court press to harry the Eagles’ ballhandlers, and
Southeast just had too many weapons for East to keep up.

Down 25-19 at the half, East coach Don Corry called timeout 15 seconds
into the Eagles’ opening possession after they came out of the locker
room. It was that kind of night. “We were completely out of sync,” Corry
said. “Everything we talked about and everything we wanted to do, we
just didn’t.

“We weren’t sharp, we weren’t going through things like we were supposed
to.”

After losing to Central Davidson in last year’s tournament opener,
blowing a 16-point lead in the process, Southeast coach Shawyn Newton
was thrilled to return to the finals for the first time in four years.
“We’re glad to represent, and come over here and have a good showing,”
Newton said. “The girls will be excited; we’ll bring our ‘A’ game.

“If it’s the home team (Ledford), we know we’ve got to bring
A-plus-plus.”

Guard Kara Shutt poured in a game-high 20 points for the Falcons. Kenya
Hailey added nine points and Kayla Upshaw had eight. Leading 28-25 early
in the third quarter, that three-headed monster sparked a 7-0 run that
gave the Falcons a 35-25 advantage. The Eagles never recovered, scoring
only two points in the fourth quarter.

East (8-4) was led by Jordan Isom and Lori Morgan, who scored eight
points apiece.

3 comments

  1. Sure would be nice to have a large crowd at the championship game supporting the Lady Falcons. We
    are really out numbered down there by the Davidson County fans. Let’s pack Ledford’s gym with some
    Guilford County fans and bring home that championship. Andy, come down tonight and watch.
    Go Falcons!

  2. Great game at Ledford tonight. Ledford had a nine point lead in the first quarter, and Ledford took a 7 point lead into halftime. SE Guilford came out quick on Ledford in the third quarter causing turnovers. With Ledford having three of their main players fouling out and SEG taking the ball to the basket, SEG took the game 49-41.
    Next years tournament should be great as well as all the players that made all tournament are fr, soph, or jrs.

  3. MVP- Kenya Hailey Jr.
    SEG- K Shutt Soph
    Ledford- E. Thomas Jr
    Ledford- M. Cranford Fr
    E Davidson- J Welborn Soph
    Lexington- A Fowler Soph

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