Make it five straight District 10-AAA wins for the Henry County High School girls’ basketball team after Tuesday’s 58-24 victory over Kenwood in Clarksville.
The Lady Patriots are 8-5 overall and 5-0 in district games this season. Henry County gets a chance to play for the outright district lead tonight when they host Rossview in a battle of the frontrunners. On Friday, the Lady Patriots will entertain Clarksville Northwest in another district matchup.
Girls’ varsity play begins at 6 p.m. both nights with the boys’ varsity game to follow.
LADY PATS 58, LADY KNIGHTS 24
A big second-half offensive output carried Henry County’s girls to a district road win at Kenwood.
Play was tight in the first quarter with Henry County moving in front 10-8. Mary Raye Smith had two baskets in the opening period for the Lady Patriots.
An 11-4 scoring edge in the second quarter put Henry County on top 21-12 at halftime. Aly Diggs had three points for the Lady Patriots in the second frame.
The Lady Patriots exploded for an 18-3 scoring run in the third quarter to push their lead to 39-15. Ella Bomar tossed in seven points in the third quarter, including a 3-pointer, for Henry County.
Seven Lady Patriots scored points during the fourth period as the Lady Patriots outscored the Lady Knights 19-9 to finish with a 58-24 victory.
Smith scored 13 points to lead the Lady Patriots’ scoring list. Gracey Pack finished with eight points while Bomar added seven and Abby Grace Alton scored six. Both Charly Hutson and Heaven Bowen tossed in four points. Scoring three points each were Harlee Veazey, Diggs, Averie O’Daniel and Shamaya Humphreys. Avery Cox and Sophie Singleton added two points each.
Kenwood’s Shayanna Vaughn, Tamaria Arnold and Reagan Fisher all scored six points. Dantesha Brandt hit for three points with Iyanna Curtis scoring two and Jamara Trotter scoring one.