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Lady ‘Dogs JV run wild against Lady ‘Horns

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
HAMPTON – With the Johnson County boys having to finish up one last day of COVID quarantine protocol, the Hampton and Johnson County girls went ahead and squared off in hoops action at VanHuss-White Gym on Tuesday.

In the first game of the night, the Lady Bulldog junior varsity team came out of the gate like gangbusters to win going away over the visiting Lady ‘Horn JV, 46-19.

Hampton took a 7-2 lead at the end of the first quarter after a lackluster offensive effort by both teams.

Rylie McClain led the JV Lady ‘Dogs in the first eight minutes with three points while two points each were tossed in by Madi McClain and Lacy Smith.

Aubree Glenn had the only deuce in the quarter for Johnson County.

Head coach Chelsey Weddle’s Lady ‘Dogs took control in the second period thanks to a stingy press that the Lady ‘Horns just didn’t have an answer for as Hampton used an 18-5 stanza to build a 25-7 advantage at the break.

Ryleigh Nickles dropped in five points in the quarter to help her team build the lead. Madi McClain added four points as well while Bre Davis, Alyssa Lambert, and Macy Henry drained treys in the stanza.

Emily Walker and Marissa Summerow scored two points apiece for the Lady Longhorns.

The third period was a tightly battled quarter as the Lady Bulldogs clung to a 10-8 edge when the horn sounded at the third stop to make it 35-15 heading into the final eight minutes of play.

Linsey Jenkins tallied four in the third period to lead Hampton while Madi McClain, Nickles, and Henry contributed with two points each.

Hampton closed out the contest strong outscoring the Lady ‘Horns 11-4 to give the game its final scoring outcome.

Madi McClain led the charge for Hampton by collecting eight points in the game. Rylee McClain and Nickles finished with seven points apiece.

Davis, Lambert, and Henry chipped in with five points while Jenkins tossed in four.

Sara Carpenter and Smith logged three and two points respectively.

Brookana Hutchins led Johnson County with six points in the contest. Mattie Jones added four.