Both teams were coming off close losses at Pace Academy on Nov. 18 — the Lady Jags falling to Pace 38-32 and the Jags losing a heartbreaker 63-62 in the final seconds.
The Lady Jags were blown out 58-38 by the Lady Pirates of Pike County (1-0) Tuesday evening despite a double-double from senior Dee Dee Matthews (10 points, 11 rebounds) and 7 points and 5 rebounds from senior Ameshia Lindsey.
Matthews also had four blocks.
“We just took a lot of bad jump shots Tuesday — we missed way too many shots to compete,” said Lady Jags head coach Demetrius King.
Olivia West added 6 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals for Spalding, which plays Union Grove Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Arrowhead Thanksgiving Classic at Morrow High.
The Jaguars kept fighting against Pike County (1-0) but they couldn’t make enough plays and fell 78-66 Tuesday night.
“We’re trying to find an identity right now,” head coach White said. “We’ll just keep plugging away and working at it till we get it together.”
Terrence Brittian had 19 points for Spalding, followed by Walter Head with 16 and Markee Dickerson with 9. The Jags’ next game is a region tilt on the road against Stockbridge Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Coffee 67, Griffin boys 42 (Tuesday): VALDOSTA — J.T. Williams scored 10 points and Jaquez Parks added 9 for Griffin, but the Bears basketball team fell to the Coffee Trojans 67-42 Tuesday evening on the second day of the Cooper Tipoff Classic on the road.
Griffin falls to 0-2 and first-year head coach Prelvis Paster had one reason for the loss.
“We got outrebounded horribly on the offensive glass against Coffee,” he said.
The Griffin High Lady Bears won their first game for first-year head coach Veronica Lee Tuesday, defeating Ware County 51-41 on Day 2 of the Cooper Tipoff Classic. Griffin improves to 1-1 while Ware County drops to 0-2.