Lady Dogs still looking for first win

Jan. 8—The first weekend back from the holiday break was a rough one for the GMC Prep girls basketball team.

The Lady Dogs dropped their region opener to visiting Glascock County 52-24 Friday then fell at Gatewood 60-14 Saturday to remain winless on the season.

A 16% shooting night did not help the GMC Prep girls' cause inside Cordell Gym Friday. That and 18 turnovers made it tough to overcome the visiting Lady Panthers of Gibson.

Glascock got off to a 7-0 lead in the first two minutes. The Panthers' press was tough to break, and when they Lady Dogs did have a chance to break it, their eyes were too often down rather than up to find an open teammate. The visitors held a 21-3 after one period played, helped along by a GMC Prep scoring drought that lasted nearly three and a half minutes.

The desert received a little rainfall 1:45 into the second when junior Anniston Gore stopped and popped a jumper from the left side. That along with a Corrinne Rudolph banked 3-pointer from the left wing were highlights for the home team in the second quarter, but Glascock never slowed down as it took a 34-10 advantage into halftime.

The gap widened from there, allowing for a mercy-rule six-minute fourth quarter. Freshman Harmoni Watkins led the Lady Dogs with seven points while Gore and Hannah Garner pitched in five apiece. The loss dropped GMC Prep to 0-9 on the season before Saturday's result at Gatewood. The Lady Dogs are averaging just 16.8 points per game on the year. They'll try to improve upon that tonight at region opponent Wilkinson County. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. inside The Palace.

Glascock meanwhile got one game closer to evening out its record. The Lady Panthers left Milledgeville with a 4-5 mark overall, 1-0 in region play. The Glascock girls will try to improve to 5-5 and 2-0 tonight when they host Johnson County.