C’burg stops Lincoln, 53-37
by LaVonte Young
Kalen Starks led the Lady Tigers with 16 points. Brian Schoenhals
SYLACAUGA – The Childersburg Lady Tigers overcame a sluggish first half to defeat the Lincoln Lady Golden Bears 53-37 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Talladega County Tournament. This was the third time the Lady Tigers defeated Lincoln this season.

“I am glad that we won the game,” Childersburg head coach Lin Slater said. “We came out sluggish and we stayed pretty sluggish from start to finish. We really couldn’t pick up our intensity like we needed to for whatever reason. I happy that we got the win, and I am happy that we have a chance to advance on and keep playing. We know that we are going to have to pick up our intensity on Thursday if we want to make it to the finals on Saturday.”

Mac Kelley got things going early for the Lady Tigers. Kelley scored six points to give Childersburg an early 10-2 lead. Ty Sillmon connected on a three point play to cut the Childersburg lead down to 10-5. The Lady Tigers took a 12-7 lead into the second quarter.

The Lady Golden Bears fought their way back into the game in the third quarter. Lincoln outscored Childersburg 11-8 to cut the lead down to two points, 20-18 going into halftime.

The Lady Tigers picked up their intensity in the third quarter on the defensive end of the court. Kalen Starks scored eight of her game high 16 points in the third quarter.

The Lady Tigers outscored Lincoln 19-3 to put the game away.

“We tried to put a half court trap on them just to try to get some steals and try to get out in transition,” Slater said. “We are a really good transition team, if we can get steals and get out and push the ball we are usually able to score a lot of points that way. We just tried to use that to our advantage in the third quarter.”

Kelly scored 15 points for Childersburg.

Andreka Wills scored 10 points to lead the Lady Golden Bears. Sillmon chipped in with nine points.

The No.1 seed Childersburg Lady Tigers take on Munford on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the semifinals of the Talladega County Tournament.

Contact LaVonte Young at lyoung@dailyhome.com.

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