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January 12, 2013

Lady Packers rally to beat Coffee; Ponder honored

MOULTRIE —  Colquitt County’s Makeba Ponder scored eight of her 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Lady Packers rallied to defeat Coffee High 53-46 on Saturday on the William Bryant Court at the Gladys Espy Gymnasium.

And moments after the final horn, Ponder was again in the spotlight, honored for having scored her 1,000th career point in the Lady Packers victory over Pelham in the Colquitt Regional Medical Center Christmas Shoot-out last month.

Ponder is rapidly closing in on the Colquitt County girls basketball record of 1,136 career points set by Gwen Richardson from 1981-1984.

She was presented with an inscribed basketball and a banner that will on display at the Espy Gymnasium the rest of the season.

Ponder did not have one of her best nights against the Lady Trojans, but came through in the final quarter.

Colquitt trailed 36-34 heading into the final eight minutes, but Ponder’s only 3-pointer of the game gave the Lady Packers a 40-38 lead with 5:22 remaining.

Her driving basket with 1:55 left in the game gave the Lady Packers a 48-46 lead and they held on to even their Region 1-AAAAAA record at 2-2.

They are now 10-3 overall.

The Lady Packers got a big lift from Abbi Beth Paulk, who came off the bench to chip in 10 points.

Shakhila Harry added nine; Dexshalyn Polite had eight; Ja’nice Sailor had six; Ashley Henry had four; and Dezaray Fowler had one.

Danielle Lott led Coffee with 23 points. Freshman Atyanna Gaviden had 14.

The Colquitt County boys were unable to hold a 23-21 halftime lead and fell to Coffee 61-44.

The varsity Packers and Lady Packers will travel to Lowndes on Tuesday and will be back home next Friday to play host to Tift County.

The Colquitt County JV girls also won, defeating Coffee 37-23.

Polite had 11; Joneria Grant had 10; Paulk had four; Kandi Seay, T’Keyah Owens and Britni Marshall each had three; Olivia Griffin had two; and Josie Fowler had one.

Colquitt County’s JV boys fell 39-30. Jay Lewis led the JV Packers with 10 points; Jaquan Blakely had eight; Shaheem Ponder had five; Zay Lewis had three; and Micah Edward had two for the JV Packers.

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