The Daleville Lady Hawks (3-2) suffered their first loss esof the season against the Geneva Lady Bulldogs (3-4) on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Enterprise State Community College and then Carroll on Dec. 6.
The game was Daleville’s first since Nov. 14 and the Lady Hawks struggled to score in their return to the court.
Daleville shot just 12-of-55 from the field and 5-of-29 from three-point range. The Lady Hawks also turned the ball over 18 times in the loss.
Still, despite the struggles Daleville hung tight with Geneva until late in the third quarter.
After neither team managed to find much success in the first quarter, Geneva held on to a slight 11-10 lead heading into the second quarter.
In the second quarter, Geneva outscored the Lady Hawks 12-9 and took a 23-19 lead into halftime.
Late in the third quarter, Geneva began to pull away and ultimately outscored the Lady Hawks 14-7 in the period. Geneva’s Jocelyn Boswell knocked down a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Geneva a 37-27 lead going into the final quarter.
Geneva outscored Daleville again 8-3 in the final period and secured the 45-29 win over the Lady Hawks.
Daleville still managed to outrebound Geneva in the loss, however, bringing down 39 rebounds compared to 35 for Geneva.
Senior Janee Clements led the Lady Hawks with 15 points, six rebounds and three steals, while fellow senior Erika Herring added 10 points with three rebounds.
Sophomore Joye Anderson was the only other Lady Hawk to score with four points along with five steals, five assists and seven rebounds.
Juniors Amerikus Enfinger and Alisha Scott also brought down eight rebounds each, while sophomore Tamiyah Johnson had six rebounds.
The Lady Hawks followed up with a 69-56 loss against Carroll on Dec. 6. Anderson led the Lady Hawks with a season-high 21 points, while Herring added 17 points and Clements scored eight points.
Scott chipped in with four points and both Johnson and Enfinger scored three points each.