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Lady Panthers thrash Westover to stay undefeated

ALBANY – After earning a hard-fought, thrilling victory over defending GHSA Class AAAA State Champions Carver (Columbus) the night before, the undefeated Americus-Sumter girls’ basketball team (ASHS) had a much easier outing against Westover. The Lady Panthers (15-0, 8-0) jumped out to a 39-10 lead at the half and outscored the Lady Patriots 37-6 in the second half en route to a 76-16 thrashing of Westover on Saturday, January 11, at Westover High School (WHS).

ASHS senior guard DeAsia Ford is shooting free throws. Ford scored nine points in the win over Westover.
Photo by Ken Gustafson

The Lady Panthers did what they have done in just about every game this year. They overwhelmed the Lady Patriots with their full-court defensive pressure, forced numerous turnovers and turned those turnovers into points.

Trinity Jones led all scorers with 24 points and Jelissa Reese scored 15. Trinity Jackson was also in double figures with 10 points. Other Lady Panthers who made scoring contributions were DeAsia Ford (nine points), Tiffani Goodman (eight points), Brianna Pope (six points) and Divine White (four points).

ASHS sophomore point guard Tiffani Goodman scored eight points in the Lady Panthers’ 76-16 drubbing of Westover.
Photo by Ken Gustafson

With the loss, the Lady Patriots drop to 3-9 overall and 3-4 in the Region 1-AAAA standings.

Up next for the Lady Panthers is a home game against the Shaw Lady Raiders on Tuesday, January 14, at 6 p.m. They will then travel up to Columbus for the rematch against the Carver Lady Tigers on Saturday, January 18, at 6 p.m.