BASKETBALL: Lady Dawgs earns spot for state playoffs | Sports

2020 was a year of change for Cedartown women’s basketball. Not only the Lady Bulldogs had to move from from the old Region 5-4A to the new Region 7-4A, but they also had to do it under a completely new technical staff.

Despite all the challenges brought forward by the new season, manager Levi Wigley was able to lead the Cedartown girls to the state playoffs for the third consecutive year.

The Lady Bulldogs went 1-2 in last week’s Region 7-4A tournament, but won their opening round to qualify for the postseason.

Cedartown faced Southeast Whitfield in a first round matchup on February 15, and the Lady Bulldogs shone in a match played in their home plan by winning 62-31.

Cedartown ran to an 18-8 lead in the first period before overtaking the Lady Raiders 20-11 in the second verse. Like the two regular season fights that went in Cedartown’s favor, Southeast Whitfield had some success against backups in the second half, but the match outcome was never in question.

“I was proud of the effort. Something we’ve been talking about all week basically …

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