Lady Chargers lead when it counts in opener over Lake County
Posted: Friday, November 18, 2011 12:02 pm
Westview did not lead Lake County for very long or by very much.
But, the Lady Chargers were ahead when it counted — at the end.
Westview rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to knock off the Lady Falcons 36-33 in their girls’ Hall of Champions Game Tuesday night in Tiptonville.
The game was the season-opener for Westview, which travels to Henry County tonight.
Bryelle White hit a basket off an assist from Teddy Vincent to put Westview in front, 34-32, with 1:17 to play in the game, giving the Lady Chargers their first lead since the first quarter.
Vincent then capped off her game-best 16-point effort by hitting two free throws with four seconds to play in the game. Tiana Gray’s 3-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark, preserving Westview’s comeback.
Prior to the game’s final 77 seconds, Westview held only two slim leads in the first quarter, 2-0 on Kendall Leyhue’s basket at 4:42 and then 4-3 on a pair of White free throws 38 seconds later.
Latasha Bolden’s three-pointer off a feed from Gray gave the Lady Falcons a 6-4 lead at 1:52, and Lake County would then spend much of the second and third quarters adding to that lead before Westview fought back in the fourth and outscored the home team, 16-5.
TT Flowers took a steal the other way for a basket at 1:06 of the second period to put the Lady Falcons on top, 21-12, but Westview’s Kaitlyn Harrelson sliced three points off that margin before intermission with a three-point play.
Lake County quickly ran its lead to double figures coming out of the locker room, Flowers hitting a field goal at 4:03 for a 25-15 lead. Flowers then knocked down a triple 49 seconds later for the Lady Falcons’ biggest lead, 28-15.
Vincent ended the period with a deuce and a trey to get the Lady Chargers within eight points, 28-20.
Vincent’s three-point play and Kaley Leyhue’s three-point basket extended Westview’s rally to a 13-2 run, getting the Lady Chargers within two at 30-28 with 5:47 to play in the game.
Published in The WCP 11.17.11