Posted: Friday, February 15th 2013 at 11:06pm
8-AAAAA tournament: Salem stuns Lady Falcons in semifinals
By staff reports
BETHLEHEM – One bad quarter cost the Flowery Branch girls from a shot at the Region 8-AAAAA title.
The Lady Falcons were outscored 20-9 in the third quarter by Salem and eventually 57-47 in the region semifinals Friday night at the Apalachee gym.
The loss drops Flowery Branch (23-4) into the third place game against Cedar Shoals on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Apalachee.
Flowery Branch led 10-9 after the first period and took 24-23 lead into halftime. But the Lady Seminoles used the big third quarter to jump out to a 43-33 lead and then held off the Lady Falcons in the fourth quarter.
Salem (17-10) has been one of the hottest teams in 8-AAAAA. The win was its seventh straight and 13th in the last 16 games overall.
Jacy Ramey led Flowery Branch with 17 points, seven rebounds, and three steals. Breanna Locke added 12 points and Tavia Sykes eight points for the Lady Falcons.
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