By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Happy Valley won a lop-sided contest over Johnson County the last time the two teams played. The Longhorns were able to turn the tide on Monday in the consolation game of the District Middle School Tournament.
The Horns were clicking on all cylinders in their 45-36 win that proved to be sweeter than a 10-pound bag of Dixie Crystal. Head coach Devin Shaw was elated with his teams play in their final game of the season.
We just kept preaching to them that this was the last go-around for us, said Shaw. This game was all about pride. We had to beat two teams who beat us by 30 points in order to get here. Im proud of third place this time. We had to grow up a lot to get here.
Early baskets by Will Henson and Dylan Simcox got the winners off to a good start. They took a 7-3 lead on a three-ball by Jared Kimble midway through the quarter.
James Harmon hit a pair of runners allowing Happy Valley to tie the game, but a late runner by Lucas Phillips enabled the Horns to win the quarter at 11-9.
Happy Valley would turn the tide in the second quarter by way of the three-ball.
Ty Pierce, Will Tittle and Harmon all dialed on in from long distance helping the Warriors take a 21-19 halftime lead.
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