By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
The cookie didn’t crumble this time for Johnson County. The freshman Lady Longhorns played well down the stretch and defeated Hampton 46-41 on Monday inside of VanHus-White Gymnasium.
Johnson County was almost in the same situation the last time they hooked up but lost their lead in the fourth quarter. This time it happened early in the game and they were able to overcome it.
The Longhorns got four points by Abby Cornett and a bucket apiece from Adrian Hall and Taylor Cox to build an 8-3 lead.
Hampton followed that up with a 9-2 run after the Horns had substituted in a new five.
The Dogs led 12-10 after one.
Hampton was able to increase their lead to six before Johnson County surged back to tie the game.
Hall converted a reverse lay-up followed by four straight points from Natalie Winters. The lead changed twice after the 16-16 tie with Hampton holding a slim 23-20 advantage.
The Lady Longhorns turned up the defense in the third quarter and held Hampton to only three points. Abby Cornett supplied the offense by hitting a pair of treys en route to eight points.
The Longhorns took a 30-26 lead heading into the final quarter.
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