Elizabeth Metress and Destiny Marshall combined to score 18 first quarter points in Grovetown's 52-49 semifinal round win over North Augusta in last week's Christmas tournament. The win earned the Lady Warriors a spot in the championship game in which Grovetown, after trailing 15-6 at the end of one quarter, finished the game with a 51-18 run and a 57-33 win.
Marshall scored 22 points in the semifinal and 21 in the championship game. Metress tallied 13 against North Augusta, including 3 fourth quarter threes. Ayana Collins added 20 points and Kwajelin Farrar chipped in 12 in the win over Aiken.
The Lady Warriors improved to 13-0 last week. This week brings another holiday tournament (at Evans) and another chance for Grovetown to prepare for upcoming region play. Both Grovetown and North Augusta will be represented in my upcoming "power poll," which will rank the area's girls (and boys) teams regardless of state, classification, or association.