After losing 67-28 to the No. 4 Lady Cardinals (19-4) from Jonesboro two weeks ago in Clayton County, the Upson-Lee Lady Knights (6-16) hung tough with the sub-region’s top team for three quarters. Headed into the fourth quarter on Friday night, UL only trailed Jonesboro 36-31. However, the Lady Cardinals outscored Upson-Lee 17-6 in the fourth quarter, earning a 53-37 victory. Senior Jasmine Davis led the Lady Knights with 12 points.
On Saturday night, UL welcomed the Lady Patriots from Greenville (13-8) to Thomaston. The Lady Knights tied a season high with 53 points in the game, but unfortunately Greenville’s Kiyanna Johnson caught fire in the fourth quarter. Johnson finished the game with 31 points and score 16 of the Lady Patriots’ 18 points in the fourth quarter. The two teams were tied 39-39 at the end of three quarter of play, but the Lady Knights were unable to control Johnson in the fourth quarter.
Upson-Lee senior Jasmine Davis led the Lady Knights with 18 points, including knocking down (4) three-pointers. Junior KeOndra Ausbrooks added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Tykeela Gray also reached double figures with 12 points and set a new season high with 14 rebounds. Demeshia Russell added three points, while Ekorea Gray and Kiashona Carter each chipped in with two points.
The Lady Knights will play their final regular season game tonight at the ULHS gymnasium. Upson-Lee will welcome the Lady Jaguars from Spalding High School. The Lady Knights suffered a tough overtime loss to Spalding just over two weeks ago. Tonight’s tip off is slated for 6 p.m.