A strong third-quarter push gave the Henry County High School Patriots the cushion they needed to record a 68-50 victory over Northwest Tuesday in Clarksville.
The Patriots outgunned the Vikings 18-7 in the third frame to extend an eight-point hafltime lead to 19 points going into the fourth quarter.
Henry County improved to 18-4 on the season and the Patriots are now 10-4 in District 10-AAA play.
The Patriots finish the regular season with a pair of weekend home games. On Friday, Montgomery Central visits and Kenwood comes to Paris for makeup games on Saturday. Varsity play begins at 6 both nights.
Friday has been designated as Senior Night with the senior players, managers and cheerleaders being honored with their families between games.
PATRIOTS 68, VIKINGS 50
Semaj King got the Patriots off to a good start with seven points early in the first period and John Odoms added five points later in the quarter to help HCHS take a 16-11 lead.
Second-quarter scoring was similar with the Patriots’ 14-11 edge giving Henry County a 30-22 halftime advantage. Odoms tossed in five more points in the second quarter.
Odoms sparked the Patriots’ third-quarter scoring run by hitting for eight points to help Henry County open a 48-29 edge going into the final stanza.
Both teams scored well in the fourth quarter with Northwest winning the battle in that period 21-20 but the Patriots coasted home with the 18-point victory. Odoms finished off a 26-point scoring effort with eight more points in the final frame.
King finished with eight points for the Patriots while Will Singleton and Jawon Odoms both scored seven points. Scoring five points each were Ashton O’Daniel, Deon Young and Andrew Wimberley. Jayce Kendall hit one 3-pointer and Zay Phelps scored two points.
Northwest got 15 points from Ametri Moss. Jamal Mull chipped in eight points while Lloyd Montgomery scored seven. Scoring six points each were NaQuan Draitwaite and Jonuel Calderon. Taveris Albury, Shaun Hughes, Jose Rivera and Scott Briscoe all hit for two points.