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Longhorns and Lady Horns both play well at the Jamboree

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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The Johnson County Lady Longhorns were the surprise team at the recent Three Rivers Conference Jamboree while the boys played well it times in their glorified dress rehearsal at Sullivan South on Thursday.
Two defensive stops during the final .33 seconds allowed the Lady Horns to walk away with a 14-12 decision over Sullivan South.  The boys fell 20-14 to the Rebels despite jumping out to an 8-2 lead.

Johnson County 14
Sullivan South 12

Johnson County got off to a great start when it surged in front 5-0.
Michala Cretsinger opened the game with a basket and Brittney Brooks followed with a long three.
South battled back to take a 6-5 lead but Kelsey Duperry put the Horns in front to stay with a nice little runner in the paint.
“We were able to play a lot of kids in the rotation that kept them all fresh,” said Johnson County head coach Thomas Wampler. “It’s a good thing when you can do that. I was pleased with the way our kids came out and jumped on them early. We still have a lot of work to do but I also saw a lot of positive things too.”
The Longhorns got a clutch three from senior Kelsie Terrill to go up by five then Cretsinger scored to break a 10-10 tie after South had went on a 4-0 run.
Terrill scored Johnson County’s final basket and end the 20 minute span with five points. Cretsinger led the scoring with six.
Duperry collected five rebounds in the brief stint.

Sullivan South 20
Johnson County 14

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