Lady Vikings battle but fall

by Doug Gorman

The Northgate Lady Vikings basketball teams dropped to 1-1 Tuesday night with a 40-32 loss to visiting Mt. Zion-Jonesboro in a Region 4-AAAAA cross -over game.

For Northgate, it came down to too many turnovers and not enough chances at the free throw line.

'We fought hard and the effort was there, but we have some things we really have to still work on,' said Matt Trucks.

Ebonee Echols was 4 of 10 from the free throw line in the final period, but she was the only player who went to the line over the last eight minutes.

'We have to do a better job of taking the ball to the hole,' Trucks said. 'They got to the line and we didn't. That was the difference in the game.'

The Lady Vikings also turned the ball over 28 times to Mt. Zions 16.

Northgate never let the game get out of hand, but it spent most of the contest playing trying to catch up.

Katie Mitchell's 3-point basket and Amber Radda shot from inside were the only baskets from the field Northgate made in the first quarter as it fell behind 7-6.

Mt. Zion pushed the lead to 17-12 at the break.

Northgate rallied in the third quarter, tying the game at 24. Echols got hot, scoring six points.

Lyric Underwood gave the Lady Viking their first lead of the game when she took a pass from Mitchell and put the Vikings up 19-17.

Tynesha Parks play helped Mt. Zion put some distance between itself and Northgate. The Lady Bulldogs senior was 7 of 12 from the line in the final quarter.

Echols led Northgate with 11 points. Underwood finished with 8. Parks lead all scores with 17.

'The good thing is it is early in the season,' he said. 'It's a region cross-over game, and its a loss, but we can learn from this.



More Sports

Heard holds off Northgate 6-5

East Coweta hosts Newnan today in region showdown

For the first time in three tries, Heard County finally got the better of a softball opponent from Coweta in a one-run game. But barely. Nor ... Read More


Cross Country

County lineups to go head-to-head in Daley Invitational

The first home varsity cross country meet of the 2014 season is set for Saturday when Northgate hosts the fourth annual Coach Daley Invitati ... Read More


High School Football

Heritage riding high at halfway point of season

It’s only the third week of September, but The Heritage School hits the halfway point of the 2014 season in much better shape spiritua ... Read More


High School Football

Vikings hit rough waters in loss at Woodland

When the Northgate football team exited the Woodland High School football stadium Friday night, it was actually Saturday morning. That's bec ... Read More


High School Football

Bye week arrives for East Coweta, Newnan

The timing of this week's bye may differ for East Coweta and Newnan football teams, who have taken opposite roads through the start of the 2 ... Read More

High School Football

Central stays unbeaten in weather-delayed 74-point outing

Central Christian's stay in Prattville, Ala. for Friday night's football game was a lot longer than the Crusaders anticipated. But they made ... Read More