Lady Bulldogs own worst enemy in loss at South Greene
Published 11:30 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2021
BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
GREENEVILLE – Basketball is a game that even at one’s best it takes almost a flawless-played game to earn a victory against an opponent. The Hampton Lady Bulldogs were struggling with not only the South Greene Lady Rebels but with themselves as turnovers haunted Coach Brandon Carpenter’s ladies throughout the game.
The end result was a 76-50 defeat inside the Lady Rebels home gym Tuesday evening.
By the time the intermission came, the Lady Bulldogs were looking at a 45-25 deficit to have to dig themselves out of in the second half.
Linsey Jenkins scored the bulk of Hampton’s first-half points as Jenkins knocked down 19 of the Lady ‘Dogs points in the half. Macy Henry accounted for four points while Taylor Berry recorded the other two points scored in the half.
South Greene received balanced scoring as Jordyn Roderick helped the Lady Rebels to build their advantage by netting 14 first-half points. Madison Hensley totaled nine points with Emma Cutshall chipped in with eight. Amelia Mullins added six points.
Hampton came out of the locker room with a different mentality as the Lady Bulldogs tried to chip away at the Lady Rebel advantage managing to cut the lead down to 16 at one point. However, back-to-back treys from Cutshall and Hailey Brooks took some steam out of the Lady ‘Dogs sails as the Lady Rebels once again began building their lead – one to which Hampton couldn’t overcome.
Brooks led her team in scoring as the Lady Rebel pumped in a team-high 16 points with all those coming in a scoring flurry in the third period. Cutshall and Roderick finished out their night scoring 14 points apiece in the victory.
Hampton’s Jenkins finished as the game’s leading scorer collecting 28 points on the night. Berry finished with six points while Henry and Alyssa Lambert totaled five points each.
The Lady Dogs were scheduled to play Johnson County on Friday but there will be no girls games that night.
South Greene, 76-50
Rylie McClain 1, Piper Helle 2, Lacey Smith 2, Alyssa Lambert 5, Ella Eastep 1, Macy Henry 5, Linsey Jenkins 28, Taylor Berry 6.
South Greene (76)
Kaydence Marshall 1, Haley Susong 7, Ryleigh Gregg 2, Madison Hensley 9, Hailey Brooks 16, Emma Cutshall 14, Amelia Mullins 6, Ava Clark 7, Jordyn Roderick 14.
Hampton ………. 7 18 17 8 – 50
South Greene … 18 27 22 9 – 76