HUNTSVILLE | Scott High can play defense. On Monday (Nov. 21), the Lady Highlanders showed they can play a little offense, too.
Scott defeated Wartburg 74-50, scoring more than 60 points for the first time since the 2020-2021 season and coming within two points of the highest single-game offensive output of the Jake Wright era.
Behind six first half 3-pointers from Julie Lawson, the Lady Highlanders exploded to a 39-24 halftime lead over the Bulldogs. But it wasn't just the 3-point line that had the Lady Highlanders flying high. They came out of the halftime break and increased their offensive pace, putting up 22 points in the third quarter.
Jalin Young scored 10 of her 13 in the third quarter, while Zoey Terry added six to help Scott High turn the 15-point halftime lead into a 26-point lead going into the final period.
Many younger players got playing time down the stretch. In fact, every player who dressed saw action, and many of them scored. Twelve of 15 players wound up in the scoring column, led by Lawson's 18. Young's 13 was followed by Brittany Morrow's 10 points.
Lawson finished 6 of 9 from 3-point range.
Myrah Hood scored 13 to lead Wartburg, all in the first half.
Scott High shot 40% from the field and 67% from the free throw line. Defensively, the Lady Highlanders limited Wartburg to 16 made field goals and recorded 15 steals. Young and Morrow each had four steals. Morrow, Terry and Annalyne Woodward each had six rebounds.
The win was the third in a row for the Lady Highlanders, who defeated Mt. Pisgah and Clay County on Saturday.
The Lady Highlanders were already above .500 for the first time since 2018, and they're now off to their best start to a season since 2016, when they started 6-2.
SCOTT (74): Lawson 18, Young 13, Morrow 10, Terry 6, Garrett 5, Woodward 5, Jeffers 4, Lewis 3, Branscum 3, Z. Price 3, Butts 2, Brummett 2.
WARTBURG (50): Hood 13, Shaddon 12, Melton 8, Crouch 5, Armes 5, Ledford 3, Sherril 2, Stafford 2.