Special to the Journal
The Darton College Lady Cavalier Basketball team locked down on defense in the second half to defeat Atlanta Metro at Cavalier Arena on Tuesday night. DC trailed by 10 points at halftime, while shooting 19% from the field. The Lady Cavs closed the game by outscoring the Metro 36-16 in the second half for the final tally of 51-45.
Sophomore Marah Wright led DC with a game-high 17 points and she collected four steals. Dominique Gilbert racked up another double-double on the season with 10 points and a game-high of 15 rebounds.
Freshman Shaylia Jester chipped in with eight points, four assists, two blocks and three steals. Jester also came up big defensively by holding Atlanta Metro’s leading scorer, Jayda Lloyd, to eight points on the contest.
DC snagged 14 offensive rebounds and out rebounded Metro, 46-38. Defensively the Cavs held Metro to 23 percent shooting from the field in the second half.
The victory improves the Lady Cavaliers record to 14-9 on the season and 4-3 in conference to hold on to third place. Their next game is against Middle Georgia on Saturday.