Region 1-A Girls Semifinal North Greene 62     Unaka 41 Lady Huskies use a barrage of treys to defeat Unaka

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, March 4, 2020

MORRISTOWN – It doesn’t take long to see the defining moments of a game for the most part when looking at the final scorebook pages at the end of the game.
That wasn’t more evident than in Monday’s Region 1-A Girls’ Semifinal contest being played at Walters State Community College between Unaka and the North Greene Lady Huskies.
North Greene scored 33 of their 62 points from beyond the arc to shoot the Lady Rangers season down in flames as the young Lady Rangers fought brilliantly to the end before succumbing to a 62-41 decision.
“We talked all week about that,” said Unaka head coach Kenneth Chambers. “The big girl really tore us up because she is so hard to stop one on one.
“We had to take chances because we are challenged height-wise. When we did and doubled in on her she did a great job of finding the open girl to make the shots. We had to take those chances and it didn’t pay off but I thought the girls played hard and didn’t quit. They worked their butt off and I am proud of them.
“We are a young team with only three seniors and I am proud of those seniors because they played hard.”
Unaka found themselves in the hole from the get-go but that didn’t keep the Lady Rangers from continuing to play hard to try to get back into the contest.
The biggest thorn in their flesh came from Haleish Bernard who connected on four treys and two free throws in the first half for 14 of the Lady Huskies 33 first-half points.
Shelby Davenport also played a big role for North Greene hitting for nine points in the first half.
Lyndie Ramsey scored six points in the first half for Unaka and Mailey Guy added four as the Lady Rangers found themselves trailing 33-12 at the end of the first half of play.
Unaka came out of the locker room and outscored the Lady Huskies 15-14 in the third quarter behind Ramsey’s 12 points in the period. Jada Whitehead hit a three for the other points in the stanza.
Both teams would score 15 points in the final eight minutes to close out the contest.
Ramsey finished with a team-high 24 points to lead the Lady Rangers. Whitehead finished the game with seven points with Mailey Guy adding four points.
Zoie Grindstaff hit a long-range trey for three points. Kiki Forney and Macy Ensor each scored two points for Unaka in their final game of the season.
Bernard’s 17 points led the Lady Huskies.
Chambers said that even though his team is young, great things are in store for them if they will keep working.
“They are tough kids and want to be good. As long as they keep their head up and keep on doing what they have been doing they are going to be successful – not only successful on the court but in life as well,” stated Chambers about his youthful team.

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