Lady Knights fall to the well prepared Lady Hawks

Lady Knight Kenna Keener works to make a defensive stop against a Lady Hawk player.

BELINGTON— Hitting the road for the second time in a week, the Lady Knights made their way to Belington to come to blows with the Belington Lady Hawks.

The Lady Hawks were prepared to battle the Lady Knights this time, as they had prepared and were ready for what the Lady Knights brought to the table.

The JV Lady Knights took the floor first, as the pace of the game was quickly set by the visiting Lady Knights.

In a back-and-forth defensive battle, the Lady Knights entered half time with a slim lead 8-5.

As the Lady Hawks entered for the third quarter they had made some key adjustments and began a scoring run that would eventually give them the lead at the start of the fourth quarter and they never looked back as the Lady Knights JV dropped a heartbreaker to the Lady Hawks of Belington with a final score of 21-16.

“They outplayed us in the fourth quarter. We got into foul trouble in the fourth and things like this happen,” explained JV Lady Knights head coach Kelley Larew.

The JV Lady Knights were led in scoring by seventh graders Ashlynne Bolyard who had eleven points on the evening, followed by Jeri Wolford and Ali Wilfong adding an additional two points each. 

The Varsity Lady Knights would not fare any better in their matchup against the Lady Hawks, with another defensive battle that would go down to the wire.

In a first half low scoring battle the Lady Knights enter halftime with a small lead, but that lead would quickly vanish as the Lady Hawks started to press and kept the Lady Knights slightly off their game, as they moved the ball franticly for a couple possessions and then they would slow it down for a couple of possessions.

That back and forth was just enough to keep the Lady Knights off their game to drop their third loss of the season with a final score of 28-31 in favor of the Lady Hawks of Belington.

The Lady Knights were led in scoring once again by eighth grade phenom Hadley Horne with 15 points on the night.

“We got in foul trouble early on in this game. I am very proud of the way these girls have played this season,” said head coach Bobby Beltner.

The TCMS Lady Knights have seen a wave of cancellations for the remainder of this season due to covid. As of right now no other games are scheduled.

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