HUNTSVILLE | For a half, Scott High went toe-to-toe with the top team in District 4-3A.
But the second half was a different story, as Halls pulled away for a 50-38 win over the Lady Highlanders.
Scott High jumped out to an early lead, thanks in large part to the play of Zoey Terry. The senior scored six points in the first quarter, and had three steals to spring the Lady Highlanders to an early 11-7 lead.
But Halls battled back to take a 21-20 lead at halftime, then scored the first 10 points of the third quarter to build a commanding advantage that it would not relinquish.
The game was much closer than the two teams’ first meeting, in Knoxville, back in early December. Halls won that one by 32 points.
If the two teams are to meet again, it will be in the District 4-3A championship game; the Lady Highlanders will face Clinton in the district semifinals.
Julie Lawson knocked down four 3-point shots and finished with a team-high 12 points in Monday’s game. She was the only player in double figures. Brittany Morrow came closest, with eight points.
Rachel Garrett had a team-high six rebounds. Terry had a team-high three steals.
SCOTT (38): Lawson 12, Morrow 8, Terry 6, Butts 3, R. Price 3, Young 2, Garrett 2, Woodward 2.
HALLS (50): Corvette 15, Everett 13, Biliter 7, S. Tharpe 5, Roberts 5, E. Tharpe 3, Culp 2.