The East Coweta Lady Indians came out firing on all cylinders Friday night in their Region 2 7A home game against Wheeler, winning the contest 64-49.
With the win, East Coweta improved its record to 8-10 overall and 2-3 in the region.
Wheeler fell to 2-15 and 1-5.
All four of the Lady Indians shots from the field in the first quarter were from behind the 3-point circle as East Coweta built a 13-7 lead.
Four different players converted the long-range shots to give the Lady Indians some momentum.
Aliyah Ferrell, Tuianna Taggart, Alexus Sewell and Destini Benning all got into the 3-point shooting act for the Lady Indians.
Three players finished in double figures for the Lady Indians with Taggert pouring in 18, Benning 17 and Ferrell 10.
Waite finished with 19 to lead Wheeler.
East Coweta pushed the lead to 32-26 at the half.
Sewell’s second-quarter basket midway gave the Lady Indians a 22-10 lead.
Sparked by the play of Jadah Waite Wheeler clawed back in the game.
Waite drained 3-pointers in the second quarter, and at one stretch, Wheeler went on a 9-1 run to cut East Coweta’s lead to 23-19.
East Coweta hits some clutch free throws in the second quarter to maintain its lead.
Taggart hit three in a row at one stretch and Chole Holland hit a pair.
The third quarter turned into a 3-point shooting contest for both teams as Wheeler stayed in the game with three of the long-range jumpers and East Coweta two.
Waite was the offensive spark plug for Wheeler throughout the night and hit continued her hot pace in the third quarter, draining two 3-pointers.
Kailyah Field drailed the other.
After Wheeler cut the East Coweta lead to 36-31, Taggart gave the Lady Indians a little more cushion with a 3-pointer to push the lead toi 39-31.
Ferrell also had a 3-pointer for the Lady Indians and heading into the final quarter, East Coweta led 48-38.
They put the game away in the fourth quarter by outscoring Wheeler 26-11.