Girls win big against Tri-Cities
By Jonathan PleasantBrooke Brown was on fire against the Tri-Cities Christian Lady Golden Eagles last week, blowing past their best defense with a number of commanding three pointers mixed in with a storm of successful hook shots. In fact, Brown alone scored more than Tri-Cities could muster as a team, coming up with 35 of the Lady Longhorns 71 total points.
Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles, even looking past Brown’s amazing performance, Johnson County was showing off a lot of talent across the board. Brionna Reece managed 15 points, a third of which came from fouls, while Sarah Swift, Brandy Dugger, and Mary Taylor all made significant contributions as well.
By the end of the first quarter Tri-Cities was already behind 17-9, and even after boosting their score in the second quarter with 11 more points, they were still dramatically outscored by the Lady Longhorns who had put up 20. Brown was just warming up before the half, landing two buckets in the second quarter, but she was helped out with a shot from Mary Taylor and Kourtney Tolley, two from Brandy Dugger, free throws from Swift, and a mixed combination of foul shots and layups by Brionna Reece.
Ahead 37-20, Coach Todd Whittemore had little to worry about in the second half, using the game as an opportunity for several of the younger players off of the bench to get experience. Both Gianna Lay and Amanda Potter were able to add their presence on the court, putting up a basket each in the fourth quarter and while also helping greatly on the defense.
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