South girls pull away late from West
Wed. January 23, 2013 at 11:16 p.m. | By Mike Duprez
TYRO | West Davidson’s girls were able to dictate the pace against South Davidson and the Green Dragons got the type of the game they wanted Wednesday night.
But the Wildcats showed they can adjust.
Madison Sigmon led the way with 14 points as South, which trailed in the third quarter, finally shook off the Dragons in the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 52-37 win on Crim Court.
“We just couldn’t get anything going on offense to start,” said South coach Fonda Jackson. ‘Once we got going, it was much better.”
Addie Grubb had 11 points for the Wildcats, who improved to 13-2, and Larsen Sigmon had nine.
Callie Herman led West (3-13) with 12 points.
For better than a half, West looked solid. The Dragons were playing effective defense with their zone and patiently attacking South’s zone. And when Emily Hutchinson’s layup gave West a 30-25 lead with 5:48 to go in the third quarter, the Dragons had strung together an amazing 16-0 run that had started at the 3:21 mark of the second quarter.
“They were getting inside,” Jackson said. “They were hitting from the outside. We had to stop that.”
Madison Sigmon started South’s turnaround with a layup off Madi Beeson’s steal, Grubb hit a medium-range jumper off another West turnover and then Madison Sigmon hit a jumper off a fast break to give the Wildcats a 31-30 lead.
West took its last lead at 34-33 on a Hutchinson layup but Madison Sigmon came right back with a jumper and the Wildcats carried a 35-34 lead into the fourth quarter.
But the Wildcats opened the fourth quarter with a 10-0 run and outscored West 17-3 over the final eight minutes.
“I think we just ran out of gas,” said West coach David Klinkoski.
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