CAJ girls close 1-3A first half at 5-0

01/25/2012 10:09 AM

01/25/2012 10:11 AM

C.A. Johnson closed out the first half of the Region 3-1A basketball season with a split decision Tuesday at Lewisville.

The Green Hornets girls (7-9 overall) completed a 5-0 run in the first round of conference play with a 59-38 rout of the host Lions. Nakia Owens led the way with a season-high 19 points, and Logan Furtick scored 12. Denesha Moye (9 points), Deja Smith (8) and Naquita Young (7) provided solid backing to the double-digit producers.

In the nightcap, the CAJ boys (6-10, 3-2) fell out of second place after dropped a 53-48 decision to Lewisville. The Hornets trailed 18-11 at the end of the first quarter and never recovered. It was actually Johnson’s the second loss of the season to the Lions – the first being in the semifinals of the Sweet 16 tournament in Orangeburg.

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