By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Johnson Countys shooting touch was as cold as the outside temperature but their defense and rebounding would help them pull out a victory over Hampton. The Lady Longhorns ran their record to 4-1 with a 33-15 road win.
They had defeated a good Hunter team on Thursday and lost at Chuckey-Doak by a slim margin on Friday. This was their third game in five days.
Head coach Kechia Eller agreed that their shots were not falling. But this time her team found the needed resources to win.
Our shots were off but the girls kept going and didnt put their heads down, said Eller. We told our kids to keep putting them up at halftime and some began to drop in the second half.
The Longhorns led 5-3 after the first quarter, thanks to a pair of offensive rebounds and putbacks by Taylor Parsons. Hampton never connected from the field but did manage three charity tosses to stay close.
Johnson County extended their lead to four with a putback by Taylor Cox to start the second quarter. Hampton could manage only one field goal, a long three by Ashley Woodby.
The Horns started to expand their lead on a three-ball by Adrian Hall and two free throws from Natalie Winters.
They led 13-7 at the half.
Parsons inside presence gave the Dogs fits during the third quarter. She tallied six points and six rebounds during the six-minute span. Abby Cornett and Winters added buckets, giving the Longhorns a comfortable 23-9 cushion.
The Bulldogs connected on only three field goals in the game and were outrebounded 31-16.
Parsons dominated the inside with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Cox had six points and five boards. Cornett and Winters had four apiece. Hall accounted for three, Sadie Stout two and one apiece by Alexis Headley and Hannah Brooks.
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