Carter set to return as Bearden hosts Oak Ridge in elimination game

Litza Craig

The Bearden High Girls basketball team will have to come out fighting as they face Oak Ridge in the Region 2-AAA tournament on Friday. Despite injuries to junior guard Lexus Norwood, who tore her ACL back in January, and junior post Tyler Carter, who has missed the past few games due to ankle injuries, the Lady Bulldogs (21-7) have managed to stay afloat with the help of some underclassmen. Carter, however, is expected to be back in action Friday night when the Lady Bulldogs host Oak Ridge (16-13) in an elimination game at 7 (TV: tssaanetwork.com/bearden ). Bearden beat the Lady Wildcats 52-45 on Nov. 24.