|Published: 9:27 AM, 02/13/2013
Author: Kevin Fritts
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
TELLICO-The Lady Bears faced off against the Lady Wildkittens of Polk County Thursday night hoping to rebound from a three game skid and send their senior Tori McMinn out on a winning note on Senior Night.
The Lady Bears would use their pressure defense and offensive rebounding to get past the Lady Wildkittens by a final score of 53-48. Jasmine Harris, McKinley Dalton, and Bailey Hunt would all be in double figures on the night for the Lady Bears. Emily Wilson, Rosa Haynes and Riley Hatcher would all score in double figures for the Lady Wildkittens.
The Lady Wildkittens would come out with the hot hand to begin the game by jumping out to a 12-4 lead midway through the first quarter. Tellico would get a three pointer from Brittany Kirkland and Dalton would be fouled on a three pointer and would hit 2 of 3 from the strike to cut the Polk County lead to just three at the end of the first quarter 12-9. Jasmine Harris would hit back to back threeвЂ™s to give the Lady Bears the lead in the second quarter.
The Lady Bears would take a slim lead into the locker at the half 24-19. Tori McMinn, Harris and Dalton would extend the Lady Bears lead to twelve midway through the third quarter 33-21. The Lady Wildkittens would go on a 9-0 run to cut the Tellico lead to three 33-30. Bailey Hunt would score the final six points of the third quarter and grab two offensive rebounds to help extend the Lady Bears lead to nine at the end of the third quarter 39-30.
The Lady Bears would extend the lead to 13 at one point during the fourth quarter. The Lady Bears would miss some key free throws down the stretch to allow the Lady Wildkittens to cut the lead down to seven.
The Lady Bears would hit a couple of free throws at the end to finally seal the deal 53-48.The
Lady Bears were led in scoring by Jasmine Harris with 19 points, McKinley Dalton had 13 points and Bailey Hunt finished with 10 points. With the win the Lady Bears go to 16-9 overall. Lady Bears will close out the regularseason Tuesday night at Hiwassee Dam(NC).
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