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Lady Hawks roll past rival Karns for 2nd win


The Hardin Valley Lady Hawks won another basketball game, and this time it was against their big rival, Karns.

As first reported in Farragut First Edition at www.farragutpress.com, HVA won big in this District 3-AAA matchup, 51-37, and the girls said it felt good.

“I’d like more [wins]. I want to feel this way a lot more this season,” HVA sophomore Tiffany Cantrell said, as her Lady Hawks improved to 2-12 overall, 2-6 in district play. Cantrell led HVA in scoring with 13 points.

Laura Hensley, guard, agreed about winning more and added, “We just came out ready to play. I was pumped. I’m not from Karns, but my teammates’ energy got me up, excited to play.”

“I thought we had a lot of people contribute, and in areas they don’t normally contribute in,” head coach Jennifer Galloway said. “We were really ready to play. I think it’s going to be a big rivalry in the future. Both teams were very prepared.”

The first half saw several lead changes, but when the girls hit the locker room for halftime the Lady Beavers led 21-20.


Cantrell, a Lady Hawk guard, scored the first four points of the second half, all within seven seconds of game time as HVA took the lead 24-21. It was the last lead change of the game.

Karns, now 0-13, didn’t score a goal until five minutes into the second half. By then, the Hardin Valley girls had pulled away.

Haley Keith and Jennifer Schilling each had 10 points for HVA. Lauren Trent had seven.

“Over the past few games, we have gotten better at rebounding,” Galloway said. “We’ve been focusing on that a lot lately. We focused a lot tonight on defense, and I think that was evident in being able to hold Karns.”

Hensley, a sophomore, said, “We got a lot of offensive rebounds tonight. We’ve been working on it a lot in practice, and we’ve gotten a lot better.”

About defense, Galloway said, “I think we had a lot of pressure on the ball ... I think it was an overall great team defensive effort.”

In a Tuesday, Jan. 13 game at Central, the Lady Hawks kept it close but fell just short of the win with a final score of 61-57.

 

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