By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Like a Wham-O Super Ball the Lady Longhorns bounced back in a big way after dropping their opening game in the Jingle Ball Classic in Roanoke, Virginia.
Michaela Cretsinger scored 14 points against Blue Ridge but it wasnt enough for her to lead them to victory. But she kept the hot hand and managed to lead them to three big wins that vaulted them into the championship game.
Johnson County 50
Lynchburg Christian 24
Michala Cretsinger fired in a bakers dozen and Kelsie Terrill added 12 points while leading the Longhorns to a win in their second game of the tournament.
The Longhorns scored 26 points in the first quarter and led 26-7 after one. Cretsinger hit three treys in the frame. The Brooks sisters, Courtney and Brittany, tallied four points each to help the cause.
Johnson Countys defense limited Lynchburg to a combined three points over the next two frames allowing the Horns to cruise to their easy victory.
Courtney and Brittany scored seven and six points respectively for the Longhorns. Destiny Cole added five points and Kelsey Duperry provided four.
Amy Lawson scored nine points for Lynchburg Home School.
Johnson County 42
Faith Christian 13
It was almost a carbon copy of their second game against Faith Christian.
Cretsinger and Terrill scored eight points apiece in the first quarter to help Johnson County build a 20-2 lead. And the rout would continue over the next three frames.
Terrill scored five second quarter points. Destiny Cole had a three-ball and Kaitlyn Nichols provided four.
The Lady Horns led 32-6 at the half.
Faith Christian could only muster seven second-half points. The clock ran continuously during the second half.
Terrill led the way with 13 points. Cretsinger added eight in limited play. Courtney Brooks had seven points and twin sister Brittney tallied six. Scoring three apiece were Cole and Britain Peele. Duperry rounded out the scoring with two.
Johnson County 49
North Cross Academy 12
The Lady Longhorns held North Cross scoreless over the second and third quarters to earn another easy win in the tournament.
Cretsinger scored all of her 13 points in the first quarter. Brittany Brooks shot a perfect 4-for-4 from behind the three-point arc and finished with 12 points. Terrill played well while gathering seven points. Britain Peele tossed in five. Haley Brown, Megan Meade, Courtney Brooks and Kelsey Duperry had two points apiece.
Allaria led North Cross with six points.
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