Girls take spotlight in second day of HOF Christmas tourney

Published 12:32 am Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Day two of the Carter County Sports Hall of Fame Christmas tourney on Friday saw Hampton’s JV girls take the opening game over Jonesboro 29-15.
The Lady Bulldogs were led in scoring by Abbie Lunsford with ten points while Piper Helle followed with nine. Jonesboro was led by Kendall Hodge with six points.
The game was never close as Hampton led 18-5 at halftime.
The Happy Valley girls were just too much for the Wildcats of South Central.
The Warriors put up 18 points in the first half holding Central to only one basket. Cayden Anderson was high scorer for the Warriors with 12-points, Abigail Steele and MacKenzie Skeens both scored six points.
Molly Cox was the high scorer for the Lady Wildcats with four points. Happy Valley won 30-8.

Hunter met Jonesboro varsity girls in game three and they were looking to revenge a loss to the Tigers in an earlier Christmas Tournament.  The game was close until the final minutes.
Jonesboro held a 9-8 advantage after one and would be up three, 18-15 at the half.
Hunter’s defense would prevail in the third holding Jonesboro to only four points while scoring nine. The final quarter was all Stoney Creek as Haley Taylor tossed in six points leading Hunter to a 12-point quarter and a 36-24 win.
Taylor finished the game with 15-points and Jill Faust followed with six. Maddie Humphrey was the high scorer for Jonesboro with seven.

The barn burner of the night was South Central’s varsity and Keenburgs Lady Tigers.  The game swapped leads several times as Keenburg led by three and the end of one quarter and was up 13-11 at the half.
Reeves of the Wildcats hit a three near the end of the second to pull South Central within two.  She would hit another in the third giving the Wildcats the lead but Keenburg regained the lead by the end of the third 20-18.
Both teams missed several shots in the final period as the Wildcats held Keenburg to only two points while scoring six for a 24-22 win.
Reeves led Central with 10 points while Ladd scored six.  Ashlia Burgess and Bambi Nance led Keenburg with nine points each.

In the final game, just like on night one another close game was in store that saw Hampton come back in the final quarter to win over Little Milligan
Milligan led almost the entire game till the fourth as the Buffaloes shot 39 free throws in the game while Hampton shot 19.
Milligan was up 8-4 in the first and built a 22-12 lead by the break. In the final quarter, Tyler Blevins started the rally nailing two side corner three’s.
Don Burleson kept getting the ball underneath the basket and he scored seven points down the stretch.
The Bulldogs put up 20 points and held Little Milligan to only nine for the come back win. Joining Burleson and Blevins was Noah Nickels as all three scored nine points for the ‘Dogs.

Robinson scored 14 points for Milligan.

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