WHS squads breeze to early-round Lions Club triumphs
Posted: Friday, December 31, 2010 12:02 am
The Lady Chargers took on the Hickman County Lady Falcons in the first contest, had four players score in double figures and cruised to the next round, winning 66-27. In the second contest, the Chargers faced the South Fulton Red Devils, likewise had four players in double figures and shut down the Red Men for a 74-46 triumph.
The Lady Chargers earned the right to play for their 10th straight title with a 49-37 win over Gleason in the finals, but the WHS boys’ win streak was snapped by Station Camp, 63-59, in their semifinal. The WHS girls will take on Liberty in the final at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday), while the WHS boys will play Henry County for third place at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon (Thursday).
Westview had seven points on the board in the first contest before the visitors could blink. Korrina Savage hit a layup to put Hickman County on the board, but all the Lady Charger starters scored and Tamara Nettles came off the bench to record an offensive board and basket. After one, the Lady Chargers led, 16-8.
Taylor Swaim opened the second with an easy layup and Kannady Yarbro answered with a pair of free throws for HC. The Lady Chargers froze up from long distance and suddenly could not buy a basket from beyond the arc, though they tried on numerous occasions. To compensate for the cold shooting, they drove in for layups and hustled for offensive boards. Katelyn Luthi finally connected on a three and Westview outscored the Lady Falcons 17-5 for the quarter and led 33-13 at the half.
Breanna Pitcher led the way for WHS in the third quarter with eight points. Teddy Vincent muscled inside for six and Westview increased its advantage to 49-24 after three.
The Lady Chargers didn’t let up in the fourth, but the Lady Falcons took a nosedive with only three points for the quarter and Westview advanced with a big 66-27 win.
Vincent led Westview with 14 points. Kaley Leyhue and Pitcher had 12 each and Swaim finished with 10. Mattea Lock scored 10 for Hickman County.
Another WHS group effort in the second game sent a different group of visitors into the losers’ bracket.
South Fulton Red Devil Jordan Davis came out firing and scored all six of his team’s points through the first two minutes of play. He had Charger standout Jacob Lloyd to contend with, however, and the senior poured on 11 points including three 3-pointers through the 4:50 mark in the first quarter. Lloyd spent the rest of the quarter dishing out assists, though, and the Red Devils slowly pulled back into contention on a Montre Lewis 3-pointer at the 1:44 mark to cut the WHS lead to 17-12. Chris Evans came off the Charger bench to contribute five points and Westview finished the frame in strong form with a 22-13 lead.
It was Antonio Hogard and Dillon Gardner coming off the bench to lead the show for Westview in the second. Hogard scored Westview’s first nine points, but Clint Wells hit two 3-pointers for SF and trimmed the lead to seven, 33-26, midway through the quarter. A dozen points from Hogard and six points from Gardner propelled the Chargers to a 47-28 lead at the half.
The scoring was down considerably for both teams in the second half, but the Chargers held SF to just six points in the third and pulled out the sizeable win, 74-46.
Lloyd led all scorers with 17 points. Evans and Hogard scored 12 each and Gardner had 11. Davis put up 15 for South Fulton.
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