Craig Harris/Macon County Times Red Boiling Springs senior Briley Morgan scored seven points in the Lady Bulldogs’ 56-53 loss to Maplewood last Thursday.

Craig Harris/Macon County Times

Red Boiling Springs senior Briley Morgan scored seven points in the Lady Bulldogs’ 56-53 loss to Maplewood last Thursday.

JAMESTOWN -- The Red Boiling Springs High School girls basketball team was unable to hold on to a late lead, suffering a 56-53 setback to Maplewood on Thursday evening in the Hall's Sgt. York Southeastern Christmas Invitational quarterfinal round at York Institute.

The Lady Bulldogs rallied in the fourth quarter to take the lead, after trailing by seven points (48-41) entering the final period.

RBS led by a point when the junior guard Ty'Yonda Gardner made two free throws in the final minute to place the Lady Panthers in front.

Then, Maplewood came up with a steal that led to a layin and a three-point lead. That accounted for the game's final points.

The Lady Panthers started strong, with LaRose Morrow scoring half of her team-high 16 points in the first quarter. Maplewood made five 3-pointers in the quarter and led 23-13 after one period of play.

However, the Lady Bulldogs stormed back in the second stanza as senior Briley Morgan scored all seven of her points in the period.

Classmate Kennedy Fleming produced 15 points before halftime, helping RBS pull back to within a point (35-34) by halftime.

However, the Lady Bulldogs produced just three field goals in the third quarter, a pair of baskets from Kennedy Fleming and Liz Anderson's 3-pointer.

Kennedy Fleming led the fourth-quarter comeback, scoring 10 of her game-high 29 points over the final eight minutes.

Maplewood made nine 3-pointers. Morrow accounted for four of those, and sophomore Renetta Watson made three.

Gardner and senior guard Tyler Holt joined Morrow in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

RBS made seven 3-pointers and converted on 7 of 10 free-throw attempts.

Anderson scored 10 points, backed by Morgan (7 points), Claire Fleming (4) and Haley Davis (3).

The Lady Bulldogs were never threatened in Friday afternoon's 56-34 victory over Bledsoe County.

Davis scored all 11 of her points in the first quarter as RBS built an 18-8 lead.

Then, the Lady Warriors produced just three points in the second stanza.

Anderson made two 3-pointers in the second period as the lead swelled to 33-11 by halftime.

Kennedy Fleming scored nine points in the third quarter as the Lady Bulldogs took a 45-26 lead into the final period.

Kennedy Fleming finished with a game-high 25 points, and Anderson joined Davis and Kennedy Fleming in double figures with 10 points. Morgan and Fleming scored five and four points, respectively, and Iesha Smith made a free throw.

RBS made eight 3-pointers and 8 of 11 free-throw attempts.

Bledsoe County connected on just 2 of 10 free throws.

Senior forward Trinity Brown led the Lady Warriors offensively with 16 points.