Gatewood girls three-peat with win over JMA
The Gatewood Lady Gators entered the region tournament this week as the No. 1 seed along with John Milledge Academy.
Finishing fourth in regular-season play were the Augusta Prep Lady Cavaliers, who were matched up with the Lady Gators in the first round. The Lady Cavs were no easy opponent, however, and the contest was certainly “too close for comfort.”
The first half was a low-scoring affair as both teams struggled to put points on the board. At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Gators had established a 10-6 lead, but the Gator faithful watched anxiously as this lead crumbled in the second quarter; the Lady Cavaliers would even the score at 18-18 at halftime. The Lady Gators would respond well in the third quarter and amass an 8-point lead entering the final eight minutes of play.
Unfortunately, Augusta Prep would storm back once again and threaten the No. 1 seed. With less than 10 seconds on the clock, Tanner Fuller stepped to the foul line to attempt two shots in order to protect a minuscule 50-48 lead.