Turnovers plague Lady Tigers in area loss

A tightly-contested, slow-paced game turned ugly for Demopolis in the second half Tuesday as Central-Tuscaloosa hung 34 points in the game’s final two quarters en route to a 47-22 victory.

The Lady Tigers held an 8-5 lead after the first quarter and trailed only 13-12 at halftime.

The second half saw the Lady Falcons make adjustments and tighten up on ball handling. After turning the ball over 13 times in the first half, Central committed only two such errors in the second half. Conversely, Demopolis tallied a debilitating 28 turnovers in the contest to aide Central in its rout.

Antiyocka Howard led the way for Central (16-5) with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Shaunterius Stephens added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Darnesha Harris paced Demopolis with nine points and 11 rebounds. Shakesaney Bell added seven points, four rebounds and four steals.

Demopolis (9-4, 1-1) is set to host Choctaw County Thursday and Sumter-Central Friday.