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PREP BASKETBALL: Lady Redskins cruise to third win of the season
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After forcing a turnover, Taylor Favors (5) drives down the court to convert a layup against Greene County on Tuesday, Jan. 4. - photo by Phillip B. Hubbard

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — Over the offseason, Social Circle girls basketball’s head coach Dave LaBarrie wanted the Lady Redskins to take steps to develop a winning brand of basketball. It is safe to say that the best way to accomplish that is to, in fact, win. 

Social Circle did just that on Tuesday when they defeated region foe Greene County with a convincing 67-26 victory. 

As a result, the Lady Redskins improve to 3-8 overall and are back to .500 in Region 8A-Public at 1-1. Tuesday’s win also snapped a four-game losing streak for Social Circle. 

In the contest, the Lady Redskins shot out of the gate opening up with a 12-2 lead and never looked back. 

At the conclusion of the first quarter, Social Circle led 17-4. When the game reached halftime, its lead grew 28-6. 

The Lady Redskins first established their dominance on the defensive end of the floor. 

By forcing turnovers and bad shots by Greene County, Social Circle awarded itself easy layups and wide open three-pointers on offense. 

Taylor Favors, the lone senior of this year’s squad, led the charge all night for the Lady Redskins. Freshman guard Jada Hyman contributed by knocking down a few shots from behind the arc, too, to help solidify the win down the stretch. 

When the third quarter finished, Social Circle was on top 50-21 and more aggressive play by the Lady Redskins resulted in a 41-point win — the biggest win for them this season. 

Following the region win, Social Circle returned to non-region action on Friday, Jan. 7. It looked to make it two wins in a row on the road at 1-5 Creekside Christian Academy.