By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
ELIZABETHTON Johnson County found the going more difficult this time against Unaka with their leading scorer Hannah Tipton back. The Rangers rode her 17-point performance to a 53-33 win the Lady Longhorns on Tuesday night at Stoney Creek.
Tipton was out with an injury when the two teams met earlier that resulted in a Johnson County victory. Head coach Kenneth Chambers was glad to have her back in the lineup. She makes our team go, said Chambers about his senior point guard. She not only scores but she gets everyone involved. I thought we played well at times but I thought that Johnson County played hard to. Coach (Todd) Whittemore does a great job with his kids and their well coached. We had to play well to beat them.
The Lady Rangers performed superbly from the outset. They broke a 4-4 tie on a three-ball by Ashley Doss that put them in front to stay at 7-4. Doss had five points off the bench in the period while Tipton accounted for six. Johnson County had five players score baskets but still trailed 14-10 after one. Unaka was able to extend their lead after the Horns went ice cold to start the second.
Madison Ensor and Kaitlyn Burrow scored five points apiece to compliment the six added by Tipton.
Kourtney Tolley had the only field goal for Johnson County. They trailed 34-14 at the half.
The Lady Longhorns managed to play even from there but they couldnt dent into Unakas sizable lead. Kelsey Duperry rang up six points in the third frame but the closest they could get was 17.
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