Warriors varsity teams trend in opposite directions

Published 9:59 pm Saturday, January 15, 2022

BY AUSTIN ALEXANDER
STAR CORRESPONDENT
HAPPY VALLEY – Friday night’s conference contests for the Happy Valley Warriors was important for more than just conference standings.
The momentum for both the boys and girls could go up or down based on the result against West Greene. After the contests concluded, each team was trending in separate ways.
Girls
Happy Valley….  56
West Greene…..  34
The girls’ game started with West Greene grabbing a basket. Holly Moore started the scoring for the Warriors with a three. Then, Kadie Bailey would begin her huge night with the first two points of her game-high 30.
The two teams would exchange the lead for the remainder of the first with the score deadlocked at 9-9 after one.
The second quarter featured a similar narrative as the two teams battled back and forth. Scarlett Zeoli added a basket to help alleviate Moore and Bailey of their scoring dominance.
Marcida Moore added an and-one just before the half and West Greene lead 22-20.
A quick bucket from Reagan Street quickly tied the game out of the half and then Kadie Bailey took over dominating West Greene with some unbelievable shooting. Moore dropped in another two to close the quarter and the Warriors led by eight after three.
In the last frame, Happy Valley closed the door on any sort of comeback with great defense. Bailey continued to dominate and was frankly unstoppable. Four points from Kenzie Ramey helped ice the game for the Warriors as they won, 56-34.
Boys
West Greene …..  72
Happy Valley…..  42
The boy’s game was a much different story.
Landon Babb was back in the lineup for the Warriors and it didn’t take him long to get on the scoreboard with a quick two points.
The defensive struggles were apparent for the Warriors, but West Greene also refused to miss connecting on shot after shot leading to a big 24-6 lead after one.
A Colby Chausse basket and a Dakota Grindstaff three-pointer (one of his four on the night) were all the offensive production outside of Babb for the Warriors. The Buffaloes continued their assault with a halftime lead of 48-15.
The third and fourth quarters were much of the same as the Warriors tried to keep the gap somewhat savory. Babb finished with 22 points and a plethora of rebounds.
Hunter Moody connected on a basket shortly before the final horn and the Warriors went down in defeat by a final of 72-42.

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