KNOXVILLE, Tenn. | Scott High’s offensive woes continued here Friday, as District 4-3A favorite Halls limited the Lady Highlanders to 24 points en route to a 56-24 win to open district play.
Scott was limited to 16% shooting from the field and did not hit a 3-point shot, as Halls turned an early lead into a lopsided finish.
Initially, Halls also struggled to find the bottom of the net. In fact, the Lady Highlanders jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the early stages of the game after buckets by Riley Price and Jalin Young.
But after that, Scott wouldn’t score for the remainder of the first quarter. Halls went on an 11-0 run to build a 11-4 lead, with Sophie Tharpe scoring nine points to close out the first quarter.
The second quarter wouldn’t get much better on the offensive end, except for area: the free throw shooting of Young. She went to the line eight times and made seven of them, on her way to a team-high 11 points.
The Lady Highlanders scored only two field goals in the third quarter, and had none in the fourth quarter, as the shooting struggles continued.
A bright spot for Scott High offensively was free throw shooting; the Lady Highlanders were 83% from the line.
Besides Young’s 11 points, however, no player scored more than four for Scott High.
Meanwhile, Halls’ Reagan Corvette went off for 19 points after being held scoreless in the first quarter.
Brittany Morrow had a team-high six rebounds for the Lady Highlanders, while also blocking three shots.
SCOTT (24): Young 11, Morrow 4, Woodward 4, Lawson 2, R. Price 2, Garrett 1.
HALLS (56): Corvette 19, S. Tharpe 12, E. Tharpe 7, Everett 6, Roberts 5, Holbert 3, Biliter 2, Turner 2.