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JCMS Lady Longhorns outlast Lions 46-44

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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BLUFF CITY— It was a comeback that Johnson County fans will remember for a long time. The Junior High Lady Longhorns overcame a 12-point deficit to knock off Mary Hughes 46-44 to reach the championship game of the Bluff City Middle School Christmas Tournament.
The Lady Longhorns trailed by a dozen points heading into the final quarter but found a way to pull out the victory.
JCMS head coach Kechia Eller was elated about her team’s performance.  She credited the entire squad for the win.
“Alexis Headley played well off the bench and so did Taylor Cox,”  said Eller. “Alexis scored 13 points off the bench and Taylor had six plus a big defensive stop at the end. This was a game where we needed everyone to play well. We’ve won some close games lately and the kids are staying focused. Tonight we beat a very good team.”
A win was definitely not on the minds of Johnson County fans in the second quarter. Mary Hughes scored the first 10 points and sprinted to an eight-point lead.
Isabella Jimanez swished a pair of three-pointers during the first quarter that got the Lady Lions off and rolling. She ended the game with 15 points.
Another Achilles heel for the Lady Longhorns was trying to stop the scoring of Haley Grubb. She finished with a game high 20 points including a three-ball to end the third quarter.

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