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South crushes Lady Longhorns 63-30

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Johnson County had its sights set on defeating Sullivan South after coming within four points of beating at their place them back on December 15. Instead, they got blindsided by the Lady Rebels.
The Longhorns were pounded 63-30 inside of Ray Shoun Gymnasium on Tuesday. And the loss didn’t set too well with point guard Micahla Cretsinger.
“It’s frustrating because Coach (Whittemore) hasn’t give up on us all year but not everyone I feel like is playing hard,” said Cretsinger. “We don’t have the talent that some other teams do so we have to dig down and play hard. Tonight we didn’t do that.”
Johnson County fell behind 15-9 in the first quarter and never led in the game.
Cretsinger had a half dozen in the first quarter and 10 by halftime. But the ‘Horns trailed 30-17 at intermission.
The red hot shooting of South’s Brayden Hutchins didn’t help matters either.
She had 12 first half points and added 11 more during the third quarter. South led 45-25 going in the final frame.
“It’s not what we expected,” said Kelsey Duperry who grabbed a game high 12 rebounds.” “We almost beat them over there. Everyone is disappointed with how we played.”
Cretsinger was the only Lady Longhorn to reach double figures with 13. Jaymie Jennings scored five points and had eight boards. Giana Lay and Demi Blevins scored four apiece.
Hutchins ended the night with 26 points for South. Hailee Clark added 11 points including three treys.

Sullivan South 63,
Johnson County 30

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