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Valley Girls On Fire, Beat Hundred

By Staff | Jan 22, 2020

The Lady Hornet’s #1 Mahalah Britton attempts to block the ‘Jills Kimberly Soles, while teammate #33 Rachel Bates looks to get ready for the rebound put-back.

Eleven different Valley Lumberjills scored points en-route to a convincing 64-25 victory over Hundred Jan. 13 inside VHS Gymnasium.

The Valley Lumberjills entire team was on fire as 6-different players scored points in the opening period. VHS junior forward Rachel Bates opened the game with a steal, and heaved a long pass to McKinlee Yoho for the games first bucket. Shortly after, Kimberly Soles also made a steal, and took it to the house, while Reagan Dallison pulled down a Hundred miss and heaved it to Bates for the easy deuce to give the hosts a quick 6-0 lead.

After a Hundred time-out, Sydney Duckworth who has been tearing up the nets, tickled the twine from beyond the arch at the 5-minute mark. However, Soles picked the pocket of a Hornet player and went coast-to-coast, and was fouled in the act. She made the first, but the Hornets Mahalah Britton pulled down the miss, and ran the floor and was rewarded with a short jumper to close the gap to 7-5.

A few minutes later Dallison, Jamie West and Soles each added baskets, while the Hornets Rachel Snedden tickled the twine from beyond the arch to pull to within 5-points. However, the ‘Jills Shyanne Moore pulled down a Hornet miss and went coast-to-coast for the final 2-points in the opening period to give the home team a 15-8 advantage.

The Valley girls wasted little time in taking the wind out of the Lady Hornets sails, scoring 4-straight baskets, before Snedden and Knowlton sank a triple and a deuce, respectively to calm the storm.

However, the ‘Jills ended the second quarter the way they started with two baskets and a free throw to waltz into the locker room, up, 29-13.

The second half started as a free throw affair, with the Hornets making 1-3 and the ‘Jills 2-2. Bates and Dallison scored the first two baskets, before Soles sank two more free throws.

Hundred finally made a basket inside the 4-minute mark on a Kayley Davis to Britton basket, but the ‘Jills Bates, Soles and Yoho each recorded baskets, ending with a Yoho long bonus bomb.

Kayla Matthews came off the bench to drain a Hundred 3-ball, but Bates tallied a freebie and Kaeleen Utt tacked on a two-pointer, before Snedden knocked down the third periods final two-points, with Valley clinging to a 47-21 lead.

Things went from bad to worst for the Hundred Hornets as they only tallied a pair of Snedden two-pointers, while the Valley bench led by Allison Brown scored 17-points. Brown scored a deuce, while grabbing 4-rebounds, 2-steals, blocked a shot, and dished out an assist.

Bates paced the fired-up ‘Jills with 12-points, that included a triple. She also hauled in 12-rebounds, 4-steals, 2-assists as well as a pair of blocks in an all around performance. Both Soles and Moore followed with 11-points, while Yoho tacked on 9-points, that included a bonus bomb.

In addition, West tallied 3-baskets, while Dallison provided 4-points, 5-rebounds and 3-blocked shots. Zoe Ervin scored 3-points, while Utt, Brown and Madison Barnette each tallied 2-points for all the Valley scoring.

Snedden had a productive game for the Hornets, scoring 12-points, that included a pair of 3-pointers, while Duckworth netted 8-points, with one triple. Britton was held to 2-baskets, while Matthews sank a 3-ball. Kayla Davis didn’t score, but she grabbed a dozen rebounds and blocked a shot for all the Hundred statistics.