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Lady Longhorns find bright spot in loss to Volunteer Saturday

By Matt Hill

The JCHS Lady Longhorns have had a very difficult season, but a ray of light shined on Saturday night in Church Hill.
JCHS led at halftime, only to fall 43-31 to the Volunteer Lady Falcons in non-conference basketball action.


After only turning the ball over seven times in the first half, JCHS turned it over 17 times and as a result the offense went stagnant.

“We can take a lot from the first half,” JCHS head coach Stacey Reece said. “We played great defense. We only had seven turnovers first half. We played real well, but in the second half we turned it over once every minute. We missed six layups, we dropped the ball and kicked it out of bounds, but if we play that well against other teams we’ll have a chance to win.”
The Lady Longhorns are hoping to build on a minor positive.
“It’s been an awful season so far,” Reece said. “We do have the ability to turn it around. It’s the want to.”

SCORING: Lindsey Campbell 11, Mandy Hill 10, Rebecca Royston 8, Andrea Eller 2.
Friday’s Game
Happy Valley 66
Though it was a rough night for the Lady Longhorns, one bright spot was the play of Campbell.
The senior netted 27 of the Lady Longhorns 38 points in a losing cause.
“They didn’t have an answer for Lindsey,” Reece said. “I’m glad she’s on our team. She never gives up on the ball and played the entire game. It was the fourth quarter and Happy Valley had a fast break and Lindsey plays under the basket, but she was the first one down the floor and she’s not fast. That’s just total effort on her part and that’s our guards being a little bit lazy and that’s something we have to get out of our system if we want to have a chance to win.”
SCORING: Lindsey Campbell 27, Rebecca Royston 5, Chevy Leonard 2, Andrea Eller 2, Mandy Hill 2
Tuesday’s Game
Elizabethton 77
The Lady Longhorns were simply outmatched against the No. 3 team in the state.
However, Reece felt the score didn’t have to be as bad.

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