Southside ladies tame Lions

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 21, 2003

ORRVILLE&045;With Kendra Marzette leading the way, the Southside Lady Panthers jumped on the winless Central -Hayneville Lady Lions early and never let up.

Marzette had 22 points, including a trio of first-half 3-pointers as she took the Panthers to a 61-36 win over Central-Hayneville in the opening round of the Dallas County Holiday Basketball Tournament held at Keith.

As good as the offense was, it was the Southside defense that made the difference.

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Marzette finished with 22 points, 4 steals and 4 assists.

Andreaka Williams added 17 points, 5 steals and three rebounds for the Lady Panthers. Tiffany Anderson added 8 points and 7 rebounds.

Makiesha Towns added 5 points and 10 rebounds.

Katricia Brown, Kimberly Brodnax, Demetrice Shelton and Shernita Thigpen also scored for Southside.

Brodnax added 8 rebounds and 3 steals.

For the Lady Lions, Shondra Williams kept them in the game with her sharp-shooting.

She was killing the Panthers with her jumper in the first half.

But early in the second half, she appeared to suffer a pulled muscle.

She returned to the game late and finished with 17 points. Kim Galy added 13 for the Lady Lions.

Malorye Lawrence and Anna Rudolph finished with a single point each in the loss for the 0-8 Lions.

With the win Southside, 4-2, advanced to play in the title game Saturday night.

Editor’s Note: Please see Monday’s STJ for results of the Dallas County Tournament’s title game.