Article by Blake Franklin-
In the annual cross-county rival game between Scotts Hill Lady Lions and the Lexington Lady Tigers, both teams wanted bragging rights by securing the win. On Thursday, January 13, Scotts Hill made their way into Tiger territory hoping to spoil the homecoming festivity. Giving good team effort in the game, the Lady Lions would come up just short and take the defeat at the hands of Lexington. The final score of the game was 53-48, in favor of the Lady Tigers.
The game got started with Scotts Hill only being able to score five points in the opening quarter. The Lady Lions allowed Lexington to post 12 points to start the game. In the second quarter, the Lady Lions got things going with 11 points and held Lexington to ten points before intermission. After halftime, Scotts Hill came out and scored seven points in the third quarter. Lexington was able to record 15 points in the third quarter though. Giving the Lady Tigers a run for their money, the Lady Lions scored 25 points in the fourth quarter. Although it wasn’t enough to overcome Lexington’s 16 points in the final quarter of play, Scotts Hill left everything on the floor in trying to take the win.
The Lady Lions were led in points by Julie Hampton with 19. Heather Bartholomew followed with 16 points and Jaden Scates finished with five in the game. Lacie Dunavant added three points for the Lady Lions and both Mallory Puckett and Brooklyn Wilkerson each scored…
For the complete story, see the January 19th edition of The Lexington Progress.