Lindsay Martin scored a game-high 21 points Saturday as Carroll County rallied for a 54-50 Southwest District victory over Grundy in Hillsville. The Cavaliers trailed 24-23 at the half and 40-39 heading into the fourth quarter. Carroll County (11-4, 8-0 SWD) outscored the Golden Wave 15-10 in the fourth quarter, however, to earn a tight victory and remain unbeaten in the district. Martin led all scorers with 21 points and grabbed six rebounds, while teammate Rachel Dalton nailed three 3-pointers and added 11 points. Emily Hiatt chipped in eight points for the Cavaliers, while Kallie Scott and Maleah Neely each scored six. Laurie Webb scored 15 points to lead Grundy, while teammate Samantha Owens fired in 14 for the Golden Wave.
Grundy 11 13 16 10 50 Carroll 16 7 16 15 54 Grundy Webb 15, Owens 14, Charles 9, Stiltner 7, Keen 2, Snead 2, Rice 1. 3-pointers Webb 2, charles 1. Carroll County L. Martin 21, R. Dalton 11, Hiatt 8, Scott 6, Neely 6, S. Dalton 2. 3-pointers R. Dalton 3, L. Martin 1, Hiatt 1.
Carroll County 66, Marion 35 Carroll County rode a 25-point second quarter to a 66-35 Southwest District win Friday over visiting Marion. The Cavaliers outscored Marion 25-7 in the second to turn a 16-10 advantage into a 41-17 lead at the break. Lindsey Martin led all scorers with 20 points as Carroll County cruised to the victory. Rachel Dalton added 11 points and seven assists for the Lady Cavaliers, while teammate Shyann Dalton recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Bailey Ratliffs 11 points led the way for Marion.
Marion 10 7 10 8 35 Carroll 16 25 12 13 66 Marion Ratliff 11, Moore 9, Rakes 7, OKeefe 4, Dalton 3, Mellinger 1. 3-pointers Moore 2. Carroll County L. Martin 20, R. Dalton 11, S. Dalton 10, Nelly 8, Scott 5, T. Martin 4, Caldwell 4, Alderman 3, Hash 1. 3-pointers R. Dalton 2, Alderman 1, Scott 1, L. Martin 1.
Carroll Co. 55, Marion 26 Backed by a suffocating defense, Carroll Countys girls basketball team cruised to a 55-26 Southwest District victory Jan. 25 at Marion. The Cavaliers gave up just four points each in the first and second quarters to roll to a 28-8 halftime lead. Carroll County gave up just seven more points in the third to extend its advantage to 40-15 with eight minutes to play. I thought it was a tremendous effort defensively, Carroll County head coach Marc Motley said. We held them to eight in the first half. When youre up 28-8 at the half, you feel good that you can keep them from scoring and we did that. Im very pleased with the effort. Crysta Guynn went 8-of-9 from the charity stripe en route to a game-high 17 points for the Cavaliers. She had kind of a breakout game, Motley said. I thought she played extremely well. Shyann Dalton added 11 points for the Cavaliers, all of which came in the first half, to go along with six rebounds. Maleah Neely narrowly missed a double-double as she led Carroll with 10 rebounds to go along with nine points. Rachel Dalton paced the Cavaliers with six assists in the win.
Carroll 13 15 12 15 55 Marion 4 4 7 11 26 Carroll County Alderman 1, Neely 9, T. Martin 6, Caldwell 1, Scott 5, L. Martin 5, Guynn 17, S. Dalton 11. Marion Henderson 6, Moore 7, OKeefe 3, Ratliff 2, Dalton 2, Rakes 4, Mellinger 2.