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Lady Highlanders hold on for 56-55 win over Coalfield

HUNTSVILLE  |  Back and forth they went, trading the lead and exchanging brief runs of momentum. And when the final horn sounded, Scott High had pulled out a 56-55 win over Coalfield.

It was a bounce-back win for the Lady Highlanders, who had fallen to Halls just 24 hours earlier after a frustrating second half in that game.

scored a team-high 14 points. She was the only Lady Highlander in double figures, but it was the offensive glass where Scott High was most impressive.

Despite Coalfield’s strong post game, Scott High had a decided rebounding advantage. led the way with 10 rebounds, and was named the Trophy Masters Hustle Player award winner. 

The Lady Highlanders weren’t able to cash in on many of those offensive boards, however, missing 10 point-blank and often uncontested looks at the basket throughout the course of the game.

As a result, the Lady Highlanders shot only 33% from the field. They were also only 50% from the free throw line.

In fact, Coalfield had an 11-point advantage from the line, finishing 19 of 22 at the stripe, compared to Scott High’s 8 of 16.

Kandace Jackson was 9 of 11 at the line, while Alexis Morrison was 8 of 9. Morrison finished with a game-high 26 points, while Jackson had 17 points.

But Morrison fouled out late in the game, which severely limited Coalfield’s chances.

knocked down three 3-pointers, including one just before the end of the first half to give her team a 30-27 lead at the intermission.

On a night where multiple players stepped up, had a team-high four steals. And stepped up particularly big in the fourth quarter. She finished 4 of 6 from the free throw line in the final period, and had eight points. She scored the game-winner, and was named the First National Bank Player of the Game.

The Lady Highlanders built a 39-32 lead late in the third quarter, before Coalfield used a 10-0 run to snag a 42-39 lead.

While the Lady Highlanders missed plenty of second chance opportunities, Garrett cashed in on one late, snagging a rebound and drawing a fifth foul on Morrison while hitting a shot. The three-point play gave Scott a 53-52 lead over the Yellow Jackets.

Woodward tied the game late on an offensive putback, then scored the game-winner on a free throw with 15 seconds remaining. 

SCOTT (56): Morrow 14, Garrett 9, Lawson 9, Woodward 8, Terry 7, Lewis 5, Butts 2, Jeffers 2.

COALFIELD (55): Morrison 26, Jackson 17, West 6, Hawn 2, Carroll 2, Armes 2.

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