Lady Trailblazers earn victory over Lady Pioneers
By Christopher ShieldsWith the first half of the conference schedule coming to an end, the Daniel Boone High School Lady Blazers (11-8, 3-4) improved their conference ranking, beginning the week with a big win over rival David Crockett High School and concluding it with a conference victory over Sullivan Central.
The Lady Pioneers (1-17, 0-7) sitting at the bottom of the Big 8 were just desperate for another win. That endeavor, however, will have to wait another week, as Crockett dropped two games last week, including the one to Boone.
Boone opened the Jan. 8 contest against the Lady Pioneers by scoring 22 first-quarter points.
The Blazer defense was just as good, holding Crockett to just seven points after the first 8 minutes.
Crockett, led by Heather Scalf, who finished with 16 points, played better in the second quarter, but the contest went to halftime with Boone on top, 40-21.
The Blazers slammed the door on any Pioneer comeback by opening the third quarter with an 18-0 run.
By the end of the third, Boone was in full control, ahead 64-26. Crockett managed to score just five points in the quarter.
With the contest out of reach, Crockett outscored the Lady Blazers 17-10 in the final quarter, for a final outcome of 74-43.
Four Lady Blazers reached double figures in scoring. Jenny Snyder led with 22 points and Ali Littleton, Autumn Bradshaw and Jaclyn Jenkins each tallied 10 for the Lady Blazers.
While Scalf was the only Pioneer to earn double digits, Hannah Stephens chipped in for eight points in the loss.
The Lady Pioneers concluded the week’s action on Jan. 11 in Jonesborough against Science Hill.
The Lady Hilltoppers opened with a 26-6 first-quarter advantage, which they stretched to 49-9 by halftime, eventually winning 77-27.
Kaley Persinger led the Lady Pioneers with 10 points.
Boone returned home for a Jan. 11 meeting against Sullivan Central, winning the second contest of the week in a dominant 70-33 effort.
Boone maintained a 14-point halftime advantage, but it was the second half which was the most impressive.
The Lady Blazers outscored Sullivan Central, 35-12 over the final two quarters to finish the contest.
Boone was led in scoring by Bradshaw, who knocked down six three-pointers, finishing with a total of 23 points.
Snyder was once again strong, finishing her night with 18 points.
Next up, the Lady Blazers will host Tennessee High on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The Lady Pioneers will go up against the Lady Indians of Dobyns-Bennett High School that same night in Jonesborough.