Panther girls hand Golden Eagles their first loss

Dec. 14, 2012 @ 10:42 PM

Ledford’s girls knocked rival East Davidson from the ranks of the unbeaten on Friday night.

The Panthers defeated the Golden Eagles, 57-53.
East fell to 6-1, while Ledford improved to 7-2 on the season, remaining undefeated at home with a 5-0 record. Ledford also extended its current winning streak to four games.
After trailing 29-14 midway through the second quarter, the Golden Eagles went on a 16-2 run, which extended into the second half and brought them within one of Ledford at 31-30.
East Davidson shot 53 percent from the field in the second half, opposed to Ledford’s 29 percent, but was still unable to come out on top.
The Panthers led 31-24 at the half. East Davidson finished the first half on a 10-2 run to pull within seven after being down 15.
“We didn’t come out ready to play in the first half and that put us in an early hole,” said East head coach Don Corry.
Emmalee Thomas led the way for Ledford in the first half with 11 points. Thomas finished with 16 points in the game.
Junior Jennifer Welbourn finished with 19 points for East. Welbourn also scored all of the Golden Eagles’ 10 points in the first quarter. Junior Lori Morgan contributed to the scoring in the second quarter with 10 points, and Welbourn had four to lead East Davidson in the half. Morgan finished with 23 points for the game.
The Golden Eagles will travel to North Davidson on Tuesday. The Panthers play again on Monday at Trinity.