McEachern Routs Rockdale County In State Tournament Opener

The McEachern Lady Indians erased a bad memory of losing in the first round of the state playoffs last season by defeating Rockdale County (13-10) 104-46 in this season’s first round. It was their second game scoring 100 or more points in seven days and first state tournament win since their state title in 2012.

T’ea Cooper led McEachern with 21 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Caliya Robinson stuffed the stat line again with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. Jada Lewis added 18 while Taylor Gordon had 12. McEachern is averaging 84.3 points-per-game, winning by an average margin of 35 points-per-game and are 6-0 in February.

McEachern (24-2) seeks their 23rd consecutive victory Monday night when they host Brunswick in the second round. Brunswick (25-3) defeated Langston Hughes in the first round 61-54.

The Lady Pirates went 1-2 against Lowndes (19-8) this season losing in the region title game in their last meeting. In two losses to Lowndes and one to class 3A power Washington County (25-0), Brunswick lost by a combined 18 points. Washington County and Lowndes are still alive in the state tournament.

Marian Catholic (IL) (17-4) is the only team to hold McEachern under 40 points this season winning 46-29 in late November. McEachern has not lost since scoring 56 or more points in 20 of their last 21 victories, defeating teams from five different states and are 20-0 against Georgia teams.

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