WESTON—The Taylor County Middle School (TCMS) Lady Knights Basketball team traveled to Lewis County on March 30 to face down the R.L. Bland Lady Patriots for the second time in one week.
The Lady Patriots seized the opportunity to make adjustments on both sides of the ball, and play a very different game this time around.
The evening began with the JV Lady Knights taking on the JV Lady Patriots.
The JV Lady Knights would have a hard time penetrating the Patriots defense. The Patriots locked up the Lady Knights on the inside and forced them to shoot from the outside holding them to just three points going into halftime.
The second half would find the Lady Knights adjusting to the defense of the Lady Patriots and starting a late fourth quarter scoring surge that would end in the TCMS Lady Knight being defeated 11-21.
The Lady Knights were carried by seventh graders Kaylee Cross and Jeri Wolford who ended the game with three points each.
“After our last outing Lewis County we did some adjustments and came to play. It is always hard to beat the Patriots at home, but these girls did their best. If we could have played two more minutes, we could have probably won this game,” TCMS JV Lady Knight head coach Kelley Larew stated.
The Varsity Lady Knights would also see more of the same as the Varsity Lady Patriots put on an outside shooting clinic against the Knights that would devastate the Knights momentum and leave the Lady Knights with only their second loss this year.
The Lady Patriots were led by seventh grade shooting guard Patty Goodwin, who connected with three, three pointers on the night.
The Lady Knights never gave up and mounted a strong defensive strategy but would ultimately fall short with the final buzzer sounding with the Lady Knights dropping this contest 31-44.
The Knights leading scorers were Hadley Horne with fifteen points and Kenna Keener coming in with five of her own.