By Matt Hill
It had been two months since the JCHS Girls Basketball Team won a basketball game and the relief was very evident.
Putting the season behind them, the Lady Longhorns rallied from an early deficit to win easily 49-34 over Sullivan North last Tuesday night at Shoun Gym.
The Lady Longhorns have had a season to forget as Tuesdays game was the first conference win and the third win overall of the season, but for one night JCHS could leave the gym with a smile.
Weve been playing so much better and we were due for a win and tonight was our chance, JCHS head coach Stacey Reece said. We took advantage of it.
The Lady Longhorns trailed 11-5 after one period, but the shots began falling.
JCHS outscored the 17-3 in the second quarter to take a 22-14 advantage at halftime.
Not getting down after being behind showed the lack of quit in this squad and pleased Reece.
Right now I think Coach Blevins and I would be surprised if we folded again, Reece said. We dont fold anymore so I knew we could come back against that team. They have grown up so much as people and as players.
In the second half, it became the Lindsey Campbell show as she dominated the final two periods and led the charge of putting the contest out of reach.
Campbell led all scorers with 23 points.
Tonight was awesome because we always go into the game thinking we have a chance and we play really hard and the last few games we have played really hard, Campbell said. Its nice to be on the other side of the score for a change.
Said Reece: This is a whole lot of relief. Its nice to get a win no matter who it is against.
Campbell has been the most consistent performer for the Lady Longhorns and even a slow start couldnt stop her.
I really debated on sitting her out and let her get it together for awhile but in the second half she wore it out and played super well, Reece said. Shes the most consistent player on the team whether shes my cousin or not. Anybody who watches her play knows we have to have her on the floor.
Campbell says the Lady Longhorns kept their heads up during the long losing streaks.
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