Southern Girls Beat Central, 54-40

March 05, 1992|By Staff report

Second-seeded Southern received 15 points from Lindee Sisk in a 54-40 win over sixth-seeded Central of Prince George's County in last night's Class 2A Region III girls basketball semifinal game.

Laekeka Wesley added 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Kim Smith contributed 12 points.

The Bulldogs (14-9) took the early advantage in the first quarter, staking claim to an 11-6 advantage. The Dawgs limited the Falcons (10-10) to 2-of-14 shooting and hurried the visitors into numerous turnovers with a 1-2-1-1 zone press.

The Bulldogs took a 23-13 lead into the dressing room, taking their largest lead with 45 seconds remaining in the second quarter on a pass from Smith to Sisk for a layup.

Both teams picked up the tempo during the third period, as brokenpresses resulted in numerous layups on each end. After being outrebounded, 21-14, in the first half, the Bulldogs held an 11-6 edge on the boards in the third, enabling the hosts to end the period with a 37-25 lead.

Central, led by Lakeisha Cooper's 16 points, cut the lead to eight at 45-37 with 1 minute, 45 seconds remaining as she drained five consecutive free throws in less than a minute. But an 8-2 run by Southern during the next minute put the game out of reach.

Southern will take on Damascus of Montgomery County at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

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