OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. | At one point near the end of the first half, a visibly frustrated Jake Wright yelled at his team, calling them out for their softness.
Wright’s Lady Highlanders strolled to a 43-26 win over Mt. Pisgah Christian Academy. But the problem might have been that Scott High’s effort was a little too ho-hum for the head coach’s liking.
Scott struggled to put Mt. Pisgah away in the first half, leading by just three points after the first quarter before extending the lead to eight points at the intermission.
Wright changed up his lineup to start the second half, the first changes he’s made to his starting five since early December.
In the end, though, it was two starters who provided the difference offensively. Brittany Morrow had 18 points and a team-high six rebounds, along with seven steals. Julie Lawson knocked down four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points.
The biggest bright spot for the Lady Highlanders was that they had twice as many steals (20) as turnovers (10).
Scott struggled a bit from the field, shooting 33%. Neither team went to the free throw line often; the Lady Highlanders attempted only three free throws.
The Lady Highlanders have now won four in a row, and six of their last seven, and take an 11-10 record into Friday’s district game at Clinton.
SCOTT (43): Morrow 18, Lawson 14, Woodward 5, Butts 4, Jeffers 2.
MT. PISGAH (26): Walls 13, Beard 10, Foster 2, Jones 1.