By Tim Chambers
One blink of the eye and it was over. East scored early and often in their 68-29 win over the Lady Longhorns on Friday night inside of Ray Shoun Gymnasium.
The Patriots scored the games’ first 14 points and led 25-2 after one.
Alyssa Hare hit three treys in the period and Kaylee Wolfe provided another in addition to six points from Megan Ollis.
The trio combined to score 45 points in the game with Hare collecting 17 and Wolfe and Ollis adding 14 apiece in limited action.
Michala Cretsinger led the Longhorns with 12 points. Abby Cornett added a half dozen hitting two treys and Courtney Brooks had five. Taylor Parsons collected seven rebounds and Brittney Brooks added six.
Head coach Thomas Wampler pretty much summed up the entire night.
“We didn’t show up to play,” said Wampler. “At no time were we ever in the game.”
The Lady Longhorns led East the entire first half at the Patriot Palace in their last meeting and trailed 24-23 at halftime. This time it was over before fans could get comfortable in their seats.
Johnson County 51
Sullivan East 38
There was a positive side in the afternoon junior varsity tilt.
Taylor Cox fired in 17 points helping Johnson County earn a 51-38 win over the Lady Patriots.
Cox, Taylor Parsons and Abby Cornett scored four points each in the first quarter helping the Longhorns gather a 15-5 advantage.
The Longhorns used seven points from Adrian Hall in the second quarter to build a 29-17 halftime advantage.
The Longhorns led 39-29 after three and maintained that advantage with the help of Cox who hit two treys in the final quarter.
Hall and Parsons finished with 10 points each and Cornett scored seven to compliment Hall’s output.
Cox, Hall, Parsons and Cornett are all freshmen.