By Matt Hill
It has been a very rough season for the JCHS Lady Longhorns, but the effort continues to be there and it showed in the regular season finale on Monday night.
The Lady Longhorns were simply outmatched in a 62-38 Hampton Lady Bulldog win, but it was a much better than the 44-point defeat to Hampton back in December.
The Lady Longhorns trailed only 15-10 in the second quarter, but then the Lady Dogs cruised as head coach Leon Henley emptied his bench.
JCHS head coach Stacey Reece was pleased with the hustle.
It was a lot better than the first time we played them, she said. Its been the same story all year, we just make the same mistakes but I cant fault them for their effort. They played really, really hard. They didnt quit and Im proud of that.
All Ive wanted all year is a good effort. We knew coming in it was going to be a rough season. All Ive wanted is 32 minutes of effort.
Monday night was the final game at Shoun Gym for seniors Lindsey Campbell, Amber Sexton, Mandy Hill and Gabby Billiot.
I just appreciate this senior class, Reece said. We dont have any drama on the team. Theyre good leaders and I appreciate theyre attitude. It would have been easy for them to quit this year, but they stuck it out. Finishing something you started will stick with them their whole life.
SCORING: Mandy Hill 11, Lindsey Campbell 10, Rebecca Royston 8, Chevy Leonard 3, Amber Sexton 3, Gabby Billiot 3
The JCHS Lady Longhorns found things rough for the second night in a row in a 60-22 defeat to the Cloudland Lady Highlanders at Sonny Smith Gym.
JCHS was never in the game, trailing 23-3 to start the contest.
The Lady Longhorns trailed 35-13 at half and JCHS was only able to score nine points in the second half.
SCORING: Rebecca Royston 9, Lindsey Campbell 6, Mandy Hill 3, Andrea Eller 3, Gabby Billiot 1
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