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Lady Chiefs split two games at Cosby Christmas Tournament

Published: 2:00 PM, 01/07/2013
 

Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

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The Lady Chiefs finished 1-1 in the Cosby Christmas Tournament. Sequoyah won their first game with relative ease, as they erased Halls 60-31. Against Cosby, the Lady Chiefs couldn't capitalize on their trips to the line, and lost 71-60.

Five Lady Chiefs scored in double figures to help topple Halls in the opening game. Laura Whited and Emily Ingram both netted 11 to lead Sequoyah in scoring. Whited pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double, while Hunter Simpson came close to that mark as well, finishing with 10 points and nine rebounds. Savana Atchely also notched 10 points, as Chancey Welshan.

The Lady Chiefs sure were happy to spread the scoring around in the opening game of this Christmas tournament, and they weren't too stingy with the defense either.

Sequoyah put the pressure on early, and took a 15-9 lead into the second quarter. The offense added more on and a 21-7 second quarter equalled a tough halftime score for Halls. The defense didn't stop in as the third quarter started. Once again, the Lady Chiefs held them to under 10 points but were outscored 8-9. A 17-5 fourth ended this affair 60-31.

As a group the Lady Chiefs pulled down 29 defensive boards and 10 steals. Kassidi Freeman had four points, three blocks, and eight rebounds. Danielle Slack scored three points while grabbing five boards, and Jessica White finished with a basket and a rebound.


Cosby 71, Sequoyah 60

Sequoyah faced the host school, Cosby in the second game. They Lady Chiefs shot 12-29 from the free throw line and that proved costly as the game went on. Cosby exploded in the first quarter to take a 12 point lead into the second stanza, 18-6.

The Lady Chiefs mounted their own 12 point run, outscoring Cosby 19-7 to end the half tied at 25-25. A 31-18 barrage of scoring from Cosby in the third, left Sequoyah with a tough climb in the fourth were they managed another 17 points, but it wasn't enough.

Emily Ingram led the Lady Chiefs in scoring with 16 points. Hunter Simpson netted 15 points while grabbing five boards, five blocks and six steals. Laura Whited scored 11, and had five rebounds and four steals. Josee Weese added 10 points.

Kassidi Freeman had six points and three boards, while Chancey Welshan and Jessica White had a point each. Savana Atchley finished wirh four rebounds in the loss.


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