Effingham County High School

Robinson explodes for career high, but Camden hangs on to end ECHS' season


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February 11, 2016

Staff report


Behind Makayla Robinson’s career-high performance, Effingham County made a late charge but fell short in a 75-69 loss to Camden County in the Region 3-AAAAA girls basketball tournament Wednesday. The loss ended the season for the Lady Rebels and prep careers for five of the players, including Robinson. Robinson finished with 43 points, hitting seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Rebels couldn’t overcome a big early deficit. “They should hold their heads up high, ECHS girls coach Katy Fleming said of her players. “I feel bad for our seniors because it was very heart-breaking for them not to get a chance to go to state. You can’t say Makayla didn’t try her best. Effingham trailed by 20 points in the first half and were down by four points late when a technical foul stemmed the tide. The technical foul, coupled with the original foul called, led to three successful free throws out of four tries. Camden then hit a 3 on the ensuing possession to widen the lead to 10 points. “Everybody did what they needed to do, Fleming said. “We just came up short in the end. I was still proud of them. They could have lost that game by 30. Our kids never gave up. That’s what I’ve said about them all season. They fought back, even though they had to fight what I think was a little bit of adversity. Robinson was 14-of-25 from the field, connecting on 7-of-14 3-point attempts. Te’Shauna Johnson added 12 points, Shaquira Johnson scored seven, Alayja Connelly had four, Sam Johnson scored two points and Ari Bartley had one point. Shaquira Johnson pulled down 12 rebounds, and Robinson recorded nine boards. Bartley registered five steals. For more, see the next edition of the Herald.



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