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CHS girls use 24-0 run to upend A.C. Flora, 52-38
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CAMDENS BROOKE DIXON SEARCHES for an open teammate while being guarded by A.C. Floras Regan Tapp in Fridays game at the Mike Culp Court.
Just as a mechanic puts a car on the lift to see what is wrong with a vehicle in need of repair, Camden girls’ basketball coach Natalie Jeffcoat tinkered with her team’s problems during halftime of Friday’s game with A.C. Flora.The Jeffcoat squad which came out for the second 16 minutes, played as if it were on rails as the Lady Bulldogs used a 24-0 run --- in a span of less than seven minutes --- to pull away to a 52-38 win over the visitors in the Region 4-AAA opener for both sides.Among the things which did not go right for Camden, which trailed 33-22 with a little more than three and a half minutes left in the third quarter, were shots not dropping and the Lady Falcons’ getting too many good inside looks which translated into easy baskets.Once the visitors went up by their game-best 11 points, however, CHS (5-5) seemed to have gotten an added dose of energy. After a time out to regroup, Camden simply wore down the guests (9-6) who were tugging at their uniform shirts and shorts in trying to catch their collective breath.Camden trailed, 24-17, at halftime and was unable to make up much, if any, ground on ACF after Lady Falcon guard Kyeshia Dawkins scored consecutive baskets to put her team on top, 33-22, with 4:08 to play in the third. Those buckets and the double-digit deficit forced Jeffcoat’s hand, as it pertained to her team’s defense.“We started out in a little match-up zone in the second half,” he said.