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Mary Raye Smith (front) stretches out to recover the basketball for the Henry County Lady Patriots during Tuesday night’s game at Westview High School in Martin. 

Martin Westview simply hit too many shots for the Henry County High School girls’ basketball team to keep up on Tuesday in Martin.

The Lady Chargers rolled to a 73-43 victory to hand the Lady Patriots (3-1) their first loss of the season. Henry County will return to action Monday to host Huntingdon. Varsity play starts at 6 p.m. Both the Lady Patriots and Patriots junior varsity teams will host Huntingdon on Monday with games starting at 4:30 p.m. in both HCHS gymnasiums.




Westview started fast with a string of 3-point baskets in the opening frame, helping the Lady Chargers grab a 20-7 lead.

The Lady Chargers sank four 3-point baskets in the first period.

Henry County got its offense in gear in the second quarter and posted a 19-18 scoring edge but Westview held a big 39-25 halftime lead. Abby Grace Alton poured in seven points in the second period for Henry County while Ella Bomar hit for five points, including a 3-pointer.

Westview got hot again in the third period for a 19-10 scoring edge that gave the Lady Chargers a 58-35 advantage. Aly Diggs scored six points for the Lady Patriots in the third frame.

The Lady Chargers outscored the Lady Patriots 15-8 in the fourth quarter to make the final score 74-43. Averie O’Daniel sank three free throws for Henry County in the fourth quarter.

For the game, Alton topped Henry County in scoring with 12 points while both O’Daniel and Diggs finished with eight points. 

Bomar chipped in seven and Gracey Pack scored five. Mary Raye Smith contributed two points with Harlee Veazey adding one.

Westview’s Avery Leyhue hit seven 3-pointers to score 21 points in the game. Alexis Collins added 18 points while Tiara Jancey scored 17.

Jada Harrison tossed in six points with Angelina Barr hitting for four and Porter Mantooth scoring three. Both Lauren Merritt and Emerson Leyhue scored two points.

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