Bulldogs coach Terrace Ridley added junior high players LuLu Jackson, Sydney Prater, Katilyn Ridley and Tylin Wilson to the varsity roster and played them extensively as the Bulldogs limited the Bearcats to two points in the first quarter, four in the third and four in the fourth.
Bre Green led Piedmont in scoring with 11 points. Green also recorded eight steals, five assists and five rebounds. Jakieya Mitchell had a pair of 3-point baskets and ended with 10 points.
Mitchell also made three steals and handed out three assists. Breanna Brazier had three treys, all in the first half, for nine points and added three assists. Jaylen Major had seven points. Carlie Flowers scored six points. Riesha Thompson had five points and three steals. Ridley and Tiffany Prater each scored four points and Ridley had three boards. Keshauna Jones scored three points and grabbed a team-best nine rebounds. Jackson had two points.
At Skyline Saturday, Piedmont fell 80-39. Thompson had 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals. Brazier scored eight points and Major had six points. Flowers and Green each scored four points. Flowers had four rebounds. Green grabbed three rebounds and made four steals. Mitchell scored three points. Prater had two points and three boards. Jones finished with one point, four rebounds and three assists.
The Bulldogs continued to struggle on offense Monday at Ashville and were defeated 45-16. Prater and Flowers each had four points and Flowers added five rebounds. Paige Gowens had a trey for her three points. Major and Jones had two points each and Jones had six rebounds. Gena Prater scored one point. Green contributed five rebounds and Brazier had two steals.
“It was just one of those nights. Anything we threw up was just not going in,” Rdiley said of her team in the Ashville contest. “We just had a bad night. … It’s not that we’ve been stopped from scoring . The shots just are not falling.”
After hosting Wellborn Tuesday, Piedmont has Area 10 games at home Thursday against Saks and Friday against area leader White Plains. A busy week comes to an end Saturday. The Bulldogs meet Alexandria at 3 p.m. in the opening round of the annual Calhoun County basketball tournament.