MOULTRIE -- Colquitt County's girls were able to keep Cairo's Shawnta Pope in check when the two teams met in Thomasville last month but still were unable to beat the Syrupmaids, losing 41-39.

On Friday in the CNS/Colquitt County Invitational at the Gladys Espy Gymnasium, Pope was able to do as she pleased and the Lady Packers never had a chance.

Pope scored 27 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as the Syrupmaids dominated the Lady Packers 50-32.

Cairo will play in today's 7 p.m. tournament championship game against Camden County, which defeated Worth County 62-49 in Friday's tournament-opener.

Colquitt never led after Tearra McDonald scored a basket 42 seconds into the game, although the Lady Packers trailed by just one at the end of the first quarter

But Pope scored 10 points in the second quarter and the Syrupmaids began to pull away.

In the Lady Packers earlier loss to Cairo, they were held to a season-low 39 points. They dipped considerably below that on Friday, never scoring more than nine points in a quarter and not having a player score in double-figures.

McDonald and Valeika Ponder each had seven points and Ashley Harrison had six. Mantoya Thomas had five, Jessica Lemus four and Latoya Seay three.

Ashley Williams had eight, Lekendra Jackson six, Connie Stephens five and Tierra Hutcherson four for Cairo.

The loss drops the Lady Packers (6-5) into the consolation game against Worth County at 4 p.m. today.

Camden County played like the No. 5 team in the state in the final 16 minutes when it broke open a 27-27 halftime tie and went on to an easy win over the Brelinda Copeland Sullen-coached Lady Rams.

The Lady Wildcats hit the first eight points of the third quarter and were never threatened again by the Lady Rams, who fall to 5-3 on the season.

Camden outscored Worth 22-7 in the third quarter and got back-to-back 3-pointers from Sharneasha Smith and Candace Jones in the final two minutes of the quarter to take a 47-32 lead.

Smith led Camden with 21 points. Farren Stackhouse added 12, including 6-of-6 from the foul line.

Kimberly Williams led the Lady Rams with 12 points. Taylor Youngblood had 11, Brittany Brickle tossed in eight and JoKelra Copeland and Leanna Collins each had six.



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