Lady Billies fall at home to Watson Chapel 48-18 in conference contest


The Monticello Lady Billies struggled to get very much going offensively on Friday night at home against the Watson Chapel lady Wildcats. 

Watson Chapel would control the tip to begin the contest and would get things started by going on a 9-0 before Genesis Freeman got the Lady Billies on the board at 3:08, connecting on the backside of a two-shot foul. 

The one-point would be the only points the Lady Billies would score in the first quarter. 

The Lady Billies had more scoring opportunities from the free throw line in the first quarter but would go one for six from the line. 

Watson Chapel would outscore the Lady Billies 17-1 in the quarter. 

Things did not get any better for the Lady Billies offensively in the second quarter. 

Aunesti Jackson would get the first points of the quarter for the Lady Billies, connecting on a two-point shot, but unfortunately for the Lady Billies it would be the only points the ladies would score in the quarter. 

Watson Chapel would outscore the Lady Billies 10-2 in the quarter to take a 27-3 advantage at the half.

Monticello’s scoring increased in the third quarter, scoring eight points behind two three-pointers by Zakayla Sanders.

Watson Chapel would take the quarter 10-8 in the quarter to hold a 37-11 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth, the Lady Wildcats would outscore the Lady Billies 11-7 to take the 30-point, 48-18, victory.

Leading the way for the Lady Billies was Zakayla Sanders with six points followed by Cadence McCray with four. LeAja Gardner added three, Aunesti Jackson with two, and Genesis Freeman rounding our the scoring with one point. 

Monticello will be on the road on Friday, January 20, travelling to Little Rock Mills for a 5:30 pm tip and will return home on Tuesday to face Stuttgart at 5:30 pm.


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