The girls’ leading returning player was injured in the third quarter in the Nov. 29 game against Baldwin, and she was unable to play in either of the Lady Hounds’ games last week.
Coach Lance Pittman said that an MRI performed Monday confirmed that Rawlings has a torn ACL in her right knee and will miss the rest of the season after playing in only seven quarters of Jones County’s first two games. He was not sure Monday when surgery will be scheduled.
“We were afraid that’s what it would be when she got hurt,” Pittman said. “It’s a big loss, but we’ll make do. We’ll look to Krystal Wimberly and Amber White (two more sophomores on the team) to step up and provide more offense, and for others to step up and contribute more, and we’ll go on and do the best we can.”
The Greyhounds whipped Dodge County 53-43 at home on Tuesday, but fell at Georgia Military 54-51 on Friday.
The Lady Hounds reversed those results, losing 52-25 to Dodge County but rebounding to down Georgia Military 30-17 for their first victory of the season.
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