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Valley Girls No Match for High Scoring Calhoun

By Rick Loy - Staff Writer | Apr 14, 2021

The Valley girls traveled to Calhoun County Thursday evening, April 1, 2021 to battle the high scoring Red Devils. The Jills were coming off a big rivalry win of Hundred but were over matched by talented Calhoun and were routed 81-38.

Coach Kasey Sapp’s squad had no answers for the hosts. Josie Montgomery not only led all scorers with 30, but she also surpassed 1,000 career points for her career for Calhoun. Montgomery, who added 10 rebounds and nine steals, did all her damage in the first three quarters.

Montgomery was backed up by Kaylin Parsons double-double with 23 points and 15 rebounds to go along with five steals and a trio of blocked shots and Savannah Cunningham chipped in with 18 points. The Lady Devils improved to 9-2 on the season.

The visiting Jills were led in scoring by Evi Booher with 12 points and Kim Soles adding nine markers. Valley with the loss fall to 3-8 on the year.

Valley Girls Hold on to Beat Hundred

The Hundred Lady Hornets winners of three straight made the trek to Pine Grove, March 29, 2021 for a battle with the Valley Lady Jills. The Hornets ended up on the short end of the scoreboard, dropping a close contest to the Jills, 47-42.

The hosts led 14-10 after one quarter and increased the lead to 26-18 at the halftime break.

Coach Kasey Sapp’s squad fighting through adversity this season with injuries and quarantines forced the Hornets into turnovers that turned into points. Valley is still without the services of Reagan Dallison. The Jills two guards Winter Higgins and Kimberly Soles hounded the visitors guards all evening with a smothering defense.

Rachel Bates, the double-double machine scored 12 points that included two from behind the arc and pulled down 13 rebounds, plus four steals, and four blocks. Shyanne Moore added 12 markers, four boards, two blocks, Kim Soles chipped in 11 points, six boards, and four steals.

Winter Higgins had numerous deflections and netted nine points, Addison Brown who went down with an ankle injury and did not return, added two points. Evi Booher was a terror on the boards as she collected 11 rebounds and added one point to finish the scoring for the victorious Jills. Valley improves to 3-7 on the season.

Coach Jeremy Kelch’s squad battled the whole game and were trailing by 10 with 1:20 to go in the game and cut in down five points to close the gap. For the Hornets Brianna Rinehart took game high scoring honors with 18 points including four bombs from deep.

Roxie Huggins chipped in eight, Mahalah Britton six, Rachel Snedden had four, Kayley Davis, Addie Tuttle, and Ashlynn Peters all had two markers each for the Lady Hornets. Hundred falls to 5-6 on the year.