Jr. ‘Dogs chase Providence off the court

Published 1:16 am Thursday, November 21, 2019

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
HAMPTON – Providence quickly found out that the same team that was honored for taking the runner-up spot in the state middle school basketball championships may have changed just a little from those pictured and listed on the newly unveiled banner that was presented Tuesday, but Hampton hasn’t lost any of its bite with this year’s team.
Hampton took care of their visitors from Johnson City with ease on Tuesday taking a 54-21 victory.
It didn’t take long for the Jr. ‘Dogs to seize the lead as the first quarter came to a close, Hampton was up 18-7 on the strength of eight points from Dylan ‘The Trivettizer’ Trivett.
Trivett had plenty of help as┬áthe Jr. ‘Dogs big post player Hayden Campbell added five points.
The game was pretty much decided in the second period when Hampton’s defense threw a chokehold on Providence allowing not a single point to the visitors while dropping in 13 of their own to take a comfortable 31-7 by intermission.
Michael Anspaugh got the hot hand in the period scoring six points in the stanza while Trivett continued to play string music with five points.
Hampton came out of the locker room and basically played the game out to completion outscoring Providence
23-14 in the second half.
Trivett finished with 15 points while Anspaugh was close behind with 12 points. Geno Carrico and Campbell closed out the contest with eight points each.
Chandler Smith collected four points. Dominic Burleson, Chance Point, and Grayson Young each scored two points apiece with Elijah McKinney hitting 1-of-2 free throws for one point.
Campbell cleaned the boards for nine rebounds with Dominic Burleson adding five and Trivett four.
Chadwick led Providence with 12 points in the game.
Girls
Hampton……51
Providence…10
The Jr. Lady ‘Dogs put an old-fashioned whooping on their Johnson City visitors by taking a 41-point win before the boys’ contest on Tuesday.
Gracie Ballard carried the hot hand for Hampton burning the nets for 14 points in the game. Taylor Berry and Lindsay Hardin also came up huge in the game scoring nine and seven points respectively.
Macy Henry and Lacey Smith tossed in four points apiece with Ella Eastep (2) and Abbie Lunsford (1) closing out the contest for Hampton.
Cloe Hicks led the team in rebounds with six while a trio of players pulled down five including Berry, Hardin, and Eastep.

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