Home hasn’t been all that friendly for the Hardin Valley Academy girls basketball team this season, as the Lady Hawks have suffered their three District 4-AAA losses at HVA.
But Hardin Valley overcame a slow start and won a home game when it edged rival Farragut 63-58 Friday night, Feb. 3. “Farragut has a lot of great 3-point shooters and we struggled early,” HVA head coach Jennifer Galloway said. “I’m really proud of our girls for the way we played.”
Though HVA, 20-6, 10-3 starting the week, the Hawks struggled early against the Lady Admirals (10-12 overall, 5-8 in the district starting the week).
Farragut, which made six 3-pointers before halftime, had a 29-24 lead at the break.
Hardin Valley took its first lead when junior post Abbey Cornelius culminated an 8-0 run when she buried a 3-pointer midway through the third stanza to make the score 32-29. From there, the Lady Hawks would never trail again.
“We’ve just been working on shooting in practice and we just came out and hit some big shots,” said Lady Ads sophomore wing Morgan Carbaugh, who scored 18. “But we didn’t hit enough.”
Brooke Christian, a sophomore, added 17 points for Farragut.
HVA had three players in double figures. Lizzie Davis led the way with 19. Cornelius added 17 and Paige Gentry 10 points.