Lady Warriors roll past Johnson County, Happy Valley falls to Longhorns

Published 10:56 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Behind a 23-point performance by Adrienne Henegar, the Lady Warriors scooted to a conference win over Johnson County.

Henegar also had four 3-pointers on the night.

With a 61-36 victory in Happy Valley High, the Lady Warriors improved to 2-2 in the Three Rivers Conference and 11-5 overall.

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“It’s huge for us,” Happy Valley head coach Thomas Gouge about the Lady Warriors’ conference win. “Johnson County is a really good team. They are one of the better teams in the area in my opinion. We just did what we needed to do and got the job done.”

The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 6-0 lead early in the first before Henegar popped a 3-pointer to move HV ahead 9-2. Happy Valley’s Autumn Henegar hit a trey to stake the Lady Warriors to a ten-point edge before HV took a 17-4 lead heading into the second quarter.

The Lady Longhorns only managed five points in the second quarter while Happy Valley posted 11. Henegar knocked down nine points in the quarter while HV’s Shayln Whitson found a bucket inside to send the teams into the half with HV leading 28-9.

The Lady Longhorns found back-to-back 3-pointers from Taylor Cox and Taylor Parsons early in the third as JC cut the Lady Warriors lead to 15 points, 30-15. Johnson County’s Sadie Stout hit five-straight points. Down the third-quarter stretch, Happy Valley Whitson and Emily Lunceford posted four points to give HV a 41-21 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Both Happy Valley’s Tianna Long, Autumn Henegar, and Whitson had six points in the fourth to help the Lady Warriors outpace the Lady Longhorns 20-12 en route to a victory.

Whitson closed out the game with 12 points while Long had 11.


Johnson County 51, Happy Valley 42

A slow third quarter for the Happy Valley Warriors gave the Longhorns enough cushion to hold off HV for a 51-42 TRC win.

The Warriors loss overshadowed a 20-point game from Happy Valley’s Noah Stevens while his teammate, Bryce Carter, also reached double digits with ten.

For the Longhorns, Blake Atwood posted 22 to lead the game.

In the first quarter, the teams worked out to an 8-8 tie before Johnson County took a 12-9 lead into the second quarter.

HV and JC went back and forth in the second period with the Longhorns besting Happy Valley 16-15 in the period for a 27-25 lead heading into the half.

Johnson County out worked HV 14-5 in the third quarter. The ‘Horns held an 11-point edge, 41-30, into the fourth.

All of Johnson County’s points came from foul shots in the fourth as they posted 10. All of Happy Valley’s points came from Stevens who played the net for 12.