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Warriors whack Lady Longhorns 81-31

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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ELIZABETHTON— Happy Valley’s fast start resembled that of a prize race horse on Tuesday night inside of Bayless Gymnasium. They sprang out the gate scoring the game’s first 17 points in their 81-31 thrashing of Johnson County.
The Warriors got seven points by Jenna Eaton and six more from Kaylee Johnson on senior night which got the ball rolling. Kelsey Duperry’s free throw at the 3:02 mark got Johnson County on the board but Happy Valley scored the next six.

Baskets by Dawn Lewis and Kourtney Tolley didn’t put a dent in Happy Valley’s 25-5 lead after one. And they continued at that pace during the second quarter.
Johnson dominated the inside by racking up 13 points and eight boards at the half. Micahla Cretsinger and Jaymie Jennings scored Johnson County’s only field goals in the second stanza who trailed 46-11 at the half.
Happy Valley subbed freely throughout the game with nine players getting into the scoring column. Freshman Kaitlyn Roberts came off the bench to score 16 points. Eaton, one of two seniors, also had 16. Game high honors went to Johnson with 21 points and 12 boards.
Duperry led the Longhorns with 10 points and eight rebounds. Jennings and Cretsinger tallied six apiece with Tolley gathering five. Gianna Lay’s nine rebounds was tops for JC.
The biggest play for Johnson County came near the end of the game when Lexi Forrester recorded her first varsity points ever.
Johnson County was to host Sullivan North on Friday in hopes of winning their first conference game.

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