Report by Chris Vines
The Lady Southerners were a little cold from the floor Thursday night at Quitman but hit several big shots to pull out a 42-41 win.
Southside trailed at end of the first quarter 12-7.
Brett Gardner scored nine of her game-high 21 points in the second quarter to give the Lady Southerners two-point lead halftime.
Quitman took the lead 39-37 at the end of the end.
A basket by sophomore Carrigan Cossey gave the Southerners a 42-41 lead and Quitman missed a last-second shot attempt to give the Lady Southerners the win.
Devan Halford scores 28 points to lead the Southerners to a dominating 67-32 win over Quitman’s senior boys Thursday night to run their record to 5-0 on the young season.
The Southerners jumped out to the early lead with three, three-pointers.
In the first quarter, two by Jake Painter and one by Blayne Bufford, to take an early 13-6 lead.
Halford scored 14 points in the second quarter to stretch the lead to 32-15 at the half.
With four, three-pointers in the third quarter the Southerners left no doubt on the outcome.
The Southerners hit 10 three-pointers on the night and Trevor Longo had six blocked shots.