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November 21, 2012

Charles Cooper tournament concludes with final 4 games


VALDOSTA — Lowndes girls 34, Warner Robins 26

It wasn’t pretty but it worked. The Lowndes Vikettes improved to 3-1 on the season, beating Warner Robins 34-26 in a low-scoring, turnover prone game on the final day of the Charles Cooper Memorial Tip-off Classic Tuesday night.

The Vikettes trailed just once — at the 2:14 mark of the first quarter — but quickly responded on the following possession and slowly separated themselves from Warner Robins.

Lowndes struggled from 3-point range, connecting on just one three-pointer all night. The Vikettes started 0-13 from downtown and didn’t connect on a long range shot until the 1:21 mark of the third quarter.

After taking a 6-5 lead with 1:46 remaining in the first quarter, Lowndes slowly built onto its lead, taking a 20-12 advantage into halftime.

Neither team could find the basket in the third quarter. The two teams combined for just nine points in the frame, six of which came from Lowndes.

Heading into the fourth quarter, Lowndes maintained its lead.

Seven different Vikette players scored from the floor on the night. Lexus Miller finished with a team-high nine points, while Coretta Haddin added seven.

The Vikettes finished 12 of 21 from the free throw line on the night.

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