Atlanta Girls Dominate 4th Quarter, Midgets Mount Big Comeback in La Plata Consolation

The Atlanta Lady Hornets and the Putnam County Midgets captured the La Plata consolation plaques tonight, both teams using big fourth quarters to do so.

In the closing contest of the night, the North Shelby Raiders built a 20-point lead at the 47-27 score mark late in the third. The Midgets trimmed the lead, getting it down to within eight points with 6:42 remaining. Junior Carter Simmons was scoreless through three quarters, but lifted his team to success with 9 points in the final frame.

Steven Findley Jr with the call on Superstation KRES and That basket and free throw made it 57-55 with the Raiders still on top. After a free throw make by Putnam County followed by a score by Mason Morris, the Midgets moved ahead 58-57. Clutch shooting at the foul line down the stretch by Putnam led to one final chance at the buzzer by the Raiders that fell short in the 62-59 result.

Owen Ream knocked down five triples and totaled 18 points for the Midgets. Coach Kyle Fleshman spoke about the adjustment that his team made in the second half.

North Shelby leading scorer Brendyn McDaniel fouled out of the contest in the fourth with 25 points. Coach Cody Stoneburner said turnovers allowed the Midgets to climb their way back into the game.

North Shelby falls to 9-12 on the season while Putnam County improves to 13-9.

The Lady Hornets held Scotland County to just four points in the final quarter on the way to a 44-28 victory. Kyley Magers took the game over scoring 11 of her 23 points in the closing quarter. Coach Jason White spoke about the senior.

Paige Bishop had 12 points for the Lady Tigers. Coach Cory Shultz said Atlanta made adjustments to limit his teams offensive strengths.

Atlanta moves to 13-9 with Scotland County falling to 6-11. You can hear full postgame interviews with all of the coaches along with this story at

Putnam County coach Kyle Fleshman:

North Shelby coach Cody Stoneburner:

Atlanta coach Jason White:

Scotland County coach Cory Shultz: