In the win over Wellborn, Tiffany Prater and Carlie Flowers each scored 12 points. Breanna Brazier had seven points, Bre Green scored six and Riesha Thompson had five points. Green also had a team-best nine steals and recorded four rebounds. Flowers and Thompson led in rebounding with eight apiece. Ashlynne Rivers scored four points.
Paige Gowens contributed three points and four steals. Thompson and Gena Prater each had two assists. Keshauna Jones , Jaylen Major and Jakeiyah Mitchell scored two points apiece. Jones ended with five rebounds. Tiffany Prater had four rebounds while Mitchell, Brazier and Gena Prater each had three rebounds.
In the Woodland game, Green scored seven points and had four rebounds. Tiffany Prater recorded five points and Gena Prater had three points. Brazier, Jones and Thompson each scored two points. Thompson and Brazier recorded three steals apiece and Flowers had three rebounds.
Piedmont coach Terrace Ridley said her players took the loss in stride, immediately turning their attention to what needed to be done to improve ahead of consecutive road games against area opponents Weaver, White Plains and Saks. The Bulldogs were scheduled to play Weaver last night, White Plains Friday and Saks Monday, December 16.
Piedmont plays its first home game of the season on December 17, hosting highly-regarded Hokes Bluff. The Bulldogs open the Van Deerman Classic on December 20 with a 3:30 p.m. game against Ashville. Championship and consolation games will be played the following day.
After the tournament ends, the girls do not play again until January 4 which will present the opportunity for lots of practice time.
“We mainly have to go back in and work on our defense, work on defense and getting stronger under the basket as far as rebounding. That’s what is really hurting us right now,” Ridley said, adding that the Bulldogs would also spend some time on their transition game.