Semaj King

Another game with balanced scoring produced another victory for the Henry County High School Patriots basketball team. The Patriots scored a 69-54 triumph on Friday at Clarksville Northwest. Henry County improves to 9-3 overall and 5-2 in the district. Two more district games come up this week for the Patriots at home. Montgomery Central visits Gamlin Gymnasium on Tuesday with Rossview coming in on Friday. Varsity play tips off at 6 p.m. both nights. Attendance is still being limited to players’ families that live in the same house with them because of the coronavirus pandemic. PATRIOTS 69, VIKINGS 54 Henry County got off to a good start by winning the first-quarter scoring battle 13-11. The Patriots put the game away by dominating the middle portion of the contest. An 18-6 scoring run in the second quarter pushed the Patriots’ lead to 31-17 at halftime. Brice Donaldson sank three 3-pointers in the first half for the Patriots while Semaj King added six points. Patriot forward Zay Phelps heated up in the second half. Phelps and King both hit for eight points in the third period to help the Patriots post a 22-17 scoring edge that gave Henry County a 53-34 advantage. Phelps added eight more points in the fourth quarter that helped the Patriots withstand a Vikings rally that saw Northwest post a 20-16 edge in the final frame. That only trimmed the Patriots winning margin to 69-54. Henry County was led in scoring in the game by Phelps with 20 points. King added 18 points with Donaldson scoring 14 and Jawon Odoms chipping in 11. Andrew Wimberley scored four points and Jackson Hayes hit for two. Northwest’s leading scorer was Ametri Moss with 23 points. Quamond Linsey hit for 12 points and Caleb Patterson scored nine. Markkus Farrior hit two 3-pointers for six points with both Kearius Jones and Servontae Williams scoring two points.

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