Lady Knights dominate on the road

KINGWOOD— The Lady Knights Basketball program dominated the Central-Preston Wildcats in a pair of winning efforts over the weekend.

The JV and Varsity both secured victories over a struggling Wildcat effort.   

The JV team was able to log their first win of the season led by seventh graders Jeri Wolford and Kaylee Cross.

“This team is working hard and making good strides. I’m thrilled for them after earning their first win. The sky’s the limit for this young team,” exclaimed JV head coach Kelley Larew.

In a strong defensive effort, the JV Lady Knights held the Wildcats to just eight-points going into halftime.

A scoring surge late in the fourth quarter brought the Wildcats withing striking distance, but the defensive prowess of the Lady Knights held them in check.

Jeri Wolford led the team with eight-points and Kaylee Cross pounded the boards adding another six, to help the Lady Knights secure the win with a 22-18 final score.

The TCMS Varsity Lady Knights would see another dominant performance by eighth graders Hadley Horne and Anna Harbison, as they combined to lead the Lady Knights to a 51-15 victory over the Wildcats.

“We played better than we have all season, but there is still a lot of room for improvement,” confirmed head coach Bobby Beltner.

The Lady Knights’ dominance led to almost each girl on the roster to score, while defensively holding the Wildcats to a mere 15 points on the day, with seven of those points coming from Sarah Conn, the standout Wildcat guard.

The Wildcats were unable to stop the onslaught brought on by eighth grader Hadley Horne who posted an astounding 22 points.

Anna Harbison also contributed nine-points helping the Lady Knights continue their undefeated season at 4-0.

“One thing I cannot fault is the effort of the girls. They hustle from start to finish. They also know that if they don’t hustle, they won’t be in the game,” voiced Beltner.

The Lady Knights were back in action at home on Tuesday, hosting Elkins.


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