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Senior, freshmen spark Cedar Hill girls to 50-36 area playoff win over Flower Mound
Terry gets help from Holmes, Stover to survive area playoff
IRVING — Senior Jada Terry received some welcome scoring assistance from a couple of freshmen to help Cedar Hill defeat Flower Mound, 50-36, in a Class 5A area-round playoff Friday night at Irving MacArthur.
Cedar Hill (27-9), ranked No. 5 in SportsDay’s poll, advances to face District 7-5A neighbor Duncanville, the state’s No. 1 team, in a Region I quarterfinal. Site and time have not been determined.
Duncanville defeated Cedar Hill by 21 and 36 points in the regular season.
Terry, a 6-3 Texas A&M signee, accounted for Cedar Hill’s opening 10 points Friday, picking up where she left off in Tuesday’s 69-68 bi-district victory over Copperas Cove when she scored eight of her team’s final 11 points.
In the second quarter, 6-2 freshman guard Joyner Holmes started contributing with some mid-range jumpers. Freshman Jordan Stover connected on two 3-pointers in the third quarter to bring Flower Mound out of its zone. Cedar Hill had gone 0-for-8 behind the arc in the first half.
“I was happy to see our freshmen step up,” said Terry, who finished with a game-high 20 points. “It was a relief. I didn’t say anything to inspire them, but I feel like when I play with confidence, it trickles down to my teammates.”
Holmes finished with 15 points and Stover had eight.
Flower Mound (25-9), the District 5-5A champion, struggled against Cedar Hill’s clinging defense. Senior guard Ashley Deary led Flower Mound with 18 points but needed 25 shots. Lauren Cox, Flower Mound’s 6-3 freshman post, had a game-high 14 rebounds and chipped in nine points.
It was a far different game from the teams’ first meeting three months ago, won by Flower Mound, 39-34, in the finals of its tournament.
“The difference was our defense and our finishing on the offensive end,” Terry said.
Said Cedar Hill coach Andrea Robinson: “With all that’s happened this season, I’m so proud of this team.”