Lauderdale County’s Jaide Ellick (20) is guarded by Montgomery Academy’s Gracie Trulove (2) during the AHSAA Class 3A State Semi-Final game on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Lauderdale County defeated Montgomery Academy 62-34.
BIRMINGHAM Overwhelming deficits in the first and third quarters proved too much for Montgomery Academy to overcome, as the Eagles fell to Lauderdale County 62-34 in the Class 3A state semifinals.
MA trailed 22-5 after the first quarter, but outscored the Tigers 15-13 in the second to make it a 15-point margin at halftime. Lauderdale County broke it open in the third quarter, edging out the Eagles 20-4 in the period.
Kayla White led the Eagles with nine points and grabbed seven rebounds, despite spending a large portion of the game in foul trouble. Caroline Kirkham had eight points and grabbed 15 rebounds.