By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Theres a lot of optimism about the seventh grade girls basketball team at Johnson County and Monday it was easy to see why. The Junior High Lady Longhorns staged a dramatic comeback and defeated highly regarded Chuckey-Doak 24-23 in the opening round of the seventh grade tournament at Happy Valley Middle School.
Things didnt go well offensively in the first half for the Horns.
They trailed 6-3 after the first quarter and 12-3 at the half. They had hit only one field goal but their defense was able to keep them in the game.
We were able to shut down Gabby Carter and not let her score for three quarters, said Johnson Countys coach Kechia Eller.
We also held Sierra Jaynes to two points and that was huge. Both of them are good basketball players who can score. Our defense kept us in it.
The Longhorns finally found some offense during the third quarter.
Abby Cornett got things going with a three-ball that swung the momentum in Johnson Countys favor.
They trailed 21-12 after three but outscored the Lady Black Knights 12-2 in the final quarter to pull out the win.
Chloe Arnold led the Longhorns with seven points. Natalie Winters scored six and Cornett added five. Adrian Hall and Tiffany Price contributed two apiece. Alexis Hendley and Taylor Parsons each had one.
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