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Southampton girls’ comeback effort cut short in fourth

Published 10:21am Friday, December 20, 2013

COURTLAND—With two minutes to go in the game, the Southampton Indians trailed the Sussex Central Tigers by 13 points.

Senior forward Brittney Johnson attempts a fade-away shot. -- Cain Madden | Tidewater News
Senior forward Brittney Johnson attempts a fade-away shot. — Cain Madden | Tidewater News

The girls fought to get back in it, including several steals and 3-point shots. This included the crowd erupting after a shot had put the Indians within 1 point during those final two minutes, and the Tigers turned it over on the following possession.

But there wasn’t enough time on the clock, as the Tigers held off the comeback effort 51-47.

“It was a pretty good effort,” said assistant coach Alger Nichols. “The kids fought real hard to get back in it, and they showed us a lot of good things tonight.

“I was real proud of them. A lot of seniors stepped up for us. Talisha (Jenkins) hit a lot of big shots for us at the end, and (freshman) Emily Ballance hit a great shot for us. So it was a good team effort from everybody.”

The Southampton girls will take on Brunswick today.

“We will get back in the gym, and do what needs to be done,” Nichols said. “We just need to tweak a few things, and work on it.”

Jenkins led the team in scoring with 26 points. She also had 4 steals.

Brittney Johnson led in rebounds with 11, and she also contributed 7 points.

Ballance had 6 points, including one 3-point basket.

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