BY DOUG GORMAN
The East Coweta Lady Indians didn’t let a slow start get to them Thursday night in Region 2-7A contest at home against Wheeler.
Instead, East Coweta kept fighting and clawed its way to a dominating 80-52 victory.
With the win, East Coweta improved to 5-12 overall and 2-4 in Region 2-7A.
The loss left Wheeler still looking for its first win of the season and dropped them to 0-18 and 0-5.
East Coweta fell behind 19-10 at the end of the first half, giving up two 3-pointers to Wheeler, but an 18-8 run pushed the Lady Indians out front 28-27 at the break.
Eleven players scored for the Lady Indians en route to the victory.
Amya Walker led the way with 20 points and Tuianna Taggart tossed in 17 for East Coweta.
Taggart had the hot hand in the second quarter for the Lady Indians hitting five free throws and also draining two field goals.
Destini Benning connected on two free throws right before the end of the second quarter to give the Lady Indians a one-point lead.
From there, the Lady Indians never looked back.
East Coweta outscored the Wheeler 22-9 in the third quarter.
London Fowler and Taggart each hit a 3-pointer for the Lady Indians in the third period.
East Coweta exploded for 30 points in the final period.
The Lady Indians will try to keep the winning streak going Saturday afternoon with a non-region game on the road against Washington High School in Atlanta.