Lady Pilots record first win of season

by Mark Collier

The Fulton County High School Lady Pilots picked up their first win of the 2020-2021 season, when they hosted the Fulton City High School Lady Bulldogs Feb. 5. However, they were unable to turn that into a two-game winning streak Feb. 8 when they hosted the Ballard Memorial Lady Bombers.

The Lady Pilots are now 1-4 on the season, and 1-2 in First District competition.

Ballard Memorial 63

Fulton Co. 37

The first and third quarters were the difference in the Lady Pilots contest against the Lady Bombers, as Ballard Memorial jumped out early to a 24-13 after one quarter of play.

The Lady Pilots hung around in the second quarter, managing to keep it close as the Lady Bombers led 34-21 as both teams regrouped during the halftime break.

Similar to how the game started, the Lady Bombers poured in 25 points in the third quarter to take a commanding 59-33 at the end of the third quarter.

Both teams scored four points each in the final quarter as the Lady Bombers came away victorious, 63-37.

TaKyiah McNeal led the Lady Pilots in scoring with 14, followed by JaMesha Brown, Emily Scott and Hannah Murphy with seven each, and Callie Coulson with two.

Brown led the Lady Pilots with seven of the teams’ 25 total rebounds, followed by McNeal with six, Scott with five, Murphy with three, and McKenzie Smith and Kamesha Windham with two each.

Fulton Co. 38

Fulton City 28

The Lady Pilots and Lady Bulldogs had a hard-fought first half in their district contest Feb. 5, as the Lady Pilots led 19-17 at the break. Fulton County were able to get some separation in the third quarter as they led 31-21 at the end of three, and the two teams both scored seven points in the final quarter.

Brown led the Pilots with 13 points, making the Lady Pilots only two three-point baskets, followed by Scott with 10, Murphy with six, McNeal with five, and Coulson and Charmaine Buntyn with two each.

McNeal had nine of the Lady Pilots 38 total rebounds, followed by Brown and Scott with eight each, Murphy and Coulson with four each, Kamesha Windham with three, and JaMya Pierce and Buntyn with one each.

Shammara Kinney scored 17 of the Lady Bulldogs 28 points, including the Lady Bulldogs only two three-pointers, with Takyra Taylor and CaTya McManus scoring four each, and TaJashia Macklin with three.
McManus led the way with eight of the Lady Bulldogs’ 27 total rebounds, followed by Mia Martin and Kinney with seven each, Taylor and Jasmine McCloyn with two each, and Kreshauna Johnson with one.