HVA girls beat Bearden for 3rd

HARDIN VALLEY — Symphony Buxton answered a challenge Monday, helping Har-din Valley Academy beat top-seeded Bearden in the consolation game of District 4-AAA girls basketball tourney Feb. 20 at HVA.

“I listened to what my coach [Jennifer Galloway] had to say and I tried to do everything that she asked me to do,” said Buxton, who scored 20 points and grabbed critical rebounds in leading the second-seeded Lady Hawks past the Lady Bulldogs 58-50. “But it wasn’t all me tonight. Tonight, we had a great team effort.”

Also led by Paige Gentry’s 13 points that included seven fourth-quarter free throws, Hardin Valley (21-10) beat Bearden (24-3) for the second time this season.

“Symphony Buxton did a good job asserting her will inside against us,” BHS head coach Justin Underwood said. “We played well in spurts, but we just didn’t play well enough.”

Grace van Rij and Trinity Lee each scored 12 for Bearden.