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7th grade Lady Horns humble Hampton

By: TIm Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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It was only fitting that another “Sadie” other than “Hawkins” prevailed at the “Dog Patch” on Saturday.  Sadie Stout had her special day, leading the Lady Longhorns to a 29-21 win in the first round of the seventh grade tournament played at Hampton Elementary School.
Stout provided 14 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four assists in the win. Her eight points scored in the third quarter broke open the tight-fisted affair.
“Sadie had to spread herself around because we weren’t into the game today,” said head coach Kechia Eller. “She put up some impressive numbers for a point guard. We didn’t start playing until the third quarter and then we slacked off again in the fourth.  We weren’t getting any traps which gave them some open opportunities. We can play much better than what we did today. But we’re glad to leave here with a win.”
The Lady Longhorns led 9-6 at halftime and Stout had six of those. But the third quarter was where she did the most damage.
She tallied eight points in the frame including a pair of steals and two layups. But more importantly she began getting plenty of help from her teammates.
Abby Lipford had a basket as did Maddi Edington. Johnson County led 21-10 going into the fourth.
The Bulldogs’ defense finally found a way to shut down Stout in the fourth quarter but Emma Miller was there to pick up the slack.
She accounted for all eight of Johnson County’s points as Hampton would get no closer than the final score.

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