By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Johnson County gave an all out effort before falling to Happy Valley in middle school basketball play on Thursday. The Warriors earned a 39-21 win with a strong first half effort.
Destiny Cole played outstanding for the Longhorns scoring 13 points. Kelly Dugger provided four with Gloria McIver and Brittany Peele adding two apiece.
Adrian Henegar scored 10 points for Happy Valley. Morgan Jones tossed in eight. Tiana Long and Bailey Ball logged six points each. Olivia Asher closed out their scoring with five.
The Warriors took a 13-6 lead after one and built a 23-13 halftime advantage.
Johnson County did outscore the Tribe 6-4 during the third quarter but only tallied two in the final stanza.
Johnson County 28
The news wasnt all bad for the Lady Longhorns. They defeated Harris on Tuesday night 28-24.
Destiny Cole fired in 21 points to lead the way. Lindsey Wills scored four in the win.
Happy Valley 24
Johnson County 19
Winters scored five points and Cornett added four but it wasnt enough to knock off Happy Valley. Hall ended the game with three points. Price and Arnold added two apiece and Brown scored one.
Tori Roberts led Happy Valley with 12.
Head Coach Keisha Eller had this to say about her team.
Our seventh grade team played very well against Happy Valley, stated Eller. Our eighth grade group gave a super effort especially on defense. Weve got some things were working on that I believe will help us get better. Im proud of the girls because theyre improving. I think we can be a pretty good team by the tournaments.