|Scottsburg Warriorette defeat Jennings County Lady Panther, 61-47|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 16 November 2010 00:00|
by LOGAN WELLS
To begin the 2009-10 Scottsburg Warriorette basketball season, the Warriorettes welcomed the Jennings County Lady Panthers and defeated them by a score of 59-30. This season, the Warriorettes started off with the same opponent, but this time the team traveled to Jennings County to face the Lady Panther on their own home court. However, the result was much of the same as the Warriorettes got off on the right foot to begin the season with an impressive 61-47 victory.
The action started right away as the Warriorettes dominated the offensive and defensive glass and scored on their first three possessions. The starting five for the Warriorettes all stood over six feet tall and their length contributed to a stifling Warriorette defenses that forced turnover after turnover. Pushing the pace early on, Scottsburg jumped out to a big 14-2 lead before a Jennings County time out. Out of the time out, the Lady Panthers scored two quick buckets to cut the lead back to eight and held deficit to at 20-10 at the end of the first.
The second quarter began in much the same way as Scottsburg’s Sara Landis caught fire from outside. Despite this, the Lady Panthers continued to hang tough and answer each Warriorette run with one of their own. Suddenly, the game hit a dry spell that was highlighted by sloppy play and many turnovers on each side. Half way through the quarter, Jennings County connected on the first three pointer of the game to cut the Warriorette lead to nine. However, a flurry of Warriorette baskets at the end of the half gave them a 30-18 lead.Coming out of the locker room for the second half, it was much of the same story. Jennings County came out strong, looking to get themselves back in the game, but for every score by the Lady Panthers, the Warriorettes had a score of their own. The Lady Panther’s Elmore lead the way points in the quarter and brought the Lady Panthers to within six at one point.
Entering the fourth quarter with a 42-34 lead, the Warriorettes never looked back. Their sheer height and athleticism finally proved too much for the Lady Panthers who could no longer hang tough. Despite the fact that only six Warriorettes played the entire game, the team found a second wind in the fourth quarter as they marched on to the victory by a score of 61-47.
Leading scorers for the Warriorettes were Symantha Norton with 17, Sara Landis with 16 and Darion Hutchinson with 15. The Lady Panthers were led by Sanders with 14, Royse with 12 and Elmore with 10.
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