HUNTSVILLE | For Scott High, it’s a time of soul-searching.
That soul-searching led Lady Highlander head coach to change his lineup in multiple ways for Tuesday’s (Dec. 6) non-district matchup against Kingston. But the Yellow Jackets nevertheless pulled away for a 62-42 win at Highlander Gymnasium.
Wright opted to return senior post Brianna Jeffers to the starting lineup for Tuesday’s game, while also giving freshman point guard Karlie Branscum her first start of the season. He also subbed more players than normal, looking for a way to shake things up after his team dropped three straight games.
But Kingston would build a 54-24 lead through the first three quarters, before the Lady Highlanders carved into that deficit in the fourth quarter.
It was a relatively close game early, with Kingston up just six points after the first quarter. That lead had grown to 15 points by halftime, and ballooned in the third quarter as the Jackets went on a 22-7 run.
Ella Emmons scored 23 points to lead all scorers. Braxton Fritz added 14 for Kingston.
Still, the Lady Highlanders showed signs of life offensively at times, something that had been missing for the past three games. Brittany Morrow led the way with 11 points, while Julie Lawson knocked down two 3-pointers and finished with eight points.
The fourth quarter saw Scott High go on an 18-8 run to trim into Kingston’s deficit.
Morrow and Rachel Garrett each had eight rebounds to lead the Lady Highlanders in that category.
Scott shot 27% from the field and 62% from the free throw line.
SCOTT (42): Morrow 11, Lawson 8, Butts 7, Garrett 5, Young 5, Lewis 4, R. Price 2.
KINGSTON (62): Emmons 23, Fritz 14, Presley 8, Diggs 4, Mac. Neal 4, Hill 4, O’Leary 3, Mav. Neal 2.