SEYMOUR, Tenn. | In a rematch of last season’s region quarterfinal here, the Lady Highlanders spent a half struggling to score as the home-standing Eagles built a nearly insurmountable lead en route to a 48-30 win.
Scott scored just eight first half points, which proved to be the primary difference in the game. In fact, the Lady Highlanders went the entire second quarter without a made field goal, their only points coming on a pair of Jalin Young free throws.
In the meantime, Seymour’s Brielle Turner was hot out of the gate, hitting two early 3-pointers and scoring eight of her nine points in the opening period. In the second quarter, Jaden Cummings scored seven of her game-high 14, and Seymour used the Lady Highlanders’ drought to turn a 15-6 lead into a 25-8 lead going into the locker room at halftime.
Scott High finally began to find an offensive rhythm in the third quarter, and the second half was played evenly. Bailey McCoy scored seven of her 11 points in the third quarter, helping Seymour grow the lead to 19 as the fourth quarter began, but the Lady Highlanders scored 15 points in the third.
Brittany Morrow led the way for Scott with 10 points.
Scott was limited to 32% shooting by Seymour, including only 10% from 3-point range. Neither team shot many free throws; the Eagles were 75% from the line while the Lady Highlanders were 56%.
Maybe most disappointing for Scott High was on the glass, where no player had more than four rebounds and Seymour earned multiple second-chance opportunities on the offensive end. The Eagles also forced Scott into 19 turnovers.
SCOTT (30): Morrow 10, Young 7, R. Price 4, Z. Price 3, Branscum 2, Terry 2, Woodward 2.
SEYMOUR (48): Cummings 14, McCoy 11, Turner 9, Russell 6, Cruz 6, Schultz 2.