Injury caps CCA Lady Warrior’s bad night

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 12, 2005

If their 55-26 loss to the Prattville Christian Academy Lady Panthers on Tuesday night wasn’t bad enough, the season took a downward turn for the Lady Warriors.

Guard Shardae Rose, the Lady Warriors’ lone senior, was injured in a locker room accident following the game.

According to CCA coach Steve Mackin, Rose slipped and fell, hitting her head on the floor near the shower. The accident left Rose unconscious for several minutes.

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Rose was taken from the school on a stretcher with her neck in a brace. CCA Headmaster Dayton Dawkins said Rose was taken to the Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

“This just tops an overall bad night for us,” said Mackin, who anticipated that Rose could miss 1-2 weeks. “I don’t know the severity of her injury, but everybody’s worried and upset about it.”

Rose’s team-high 10 points were one of few bright spots for the Lady Warriors (2-13), who were dominated in every aspect.

Prattville Christian’s aggressive, fast-paced offense helped get the Lady Panthers to the foul line, where they did much of their damage early. Of the 28 first-half points scored by Prattville Christian, 16 came on free throws, including 14 in a row between the first and second quarters.

CCA had 10 team fouls, putting Prattville Christian into a double-bonus situation with 2:10 left in the opening quarter. The Lady Warriors trailed 28-12 at intermission.

“The fouls really killed us tonight,” Mackin said. “We couldn’t make our passes or our shots, either.”

One of CCA’s few highlights came off the bench from guards Maria Todd and Tiffany Brown. Although they did little to help the Lady Warriors rally, the two scored points with their coach.

“I found out tonight Maria can handle the ball really well,” Mackin said. “An Tiffany’s going to be a very good post player. She has a lot of talent.”