It was one win and one loss for the Volunteers as they faced off against the Lee Central Stallions on Friday Night. The Lady Vols defeated the Lady Stallions 60-32. The Vols struggled to connect to the basket, and fell to the Stallion 61-41.
The Lady Vols took a 7-point lead in the first quarter with a score of 12-5. The Lady Vols added 17 points in the second to being the score at halftime to 29-10. The third quarter score was 42-20 in favor of the Lady Vols. The final score was 60-32.
Danielle Ussery outpaced the field with 34 points, which included 6 three point shots and 12 of 12 free throws. Iesha Williams dropped in 6 points. Raegan Brewer and Mackenzie Marshall each added 4 points. Caroline Wrenn added 3 points and Osha Black and Anna Hinson added 2 points each.
AJ had 14 team fouls and 13 turnovers, Lee Central had 14 team fouls and 24 turnovers.
“We know every game is a must win situation. We had a well rounded game on both offense and defense.” Said ShaRon Robinson coach of the Lady Vols.
Keoniyah Dennis and Ariel Robinson was lead scorers for the Lee Central girls with 8 points each.
The AJ Vols started the game pacing the Stallions to an end of the first quarter score of 15-13. The second quarter saw the Vols fall behind another 7 points, to bring the halftime score to 29-20. The third quarter saw the Stallions advance by another 11 points to bring the score to 44-24. The final game score was 61-41 in favor of Lee Central.
Shieme Ricks took lead scoring honors with 14 points including 2 treys. Jamie Hinson and Joey Walters each dropped in 9 points. Jalen Robinson made 5 points. Cam Vincent added 3, and Dalton McKittrick added 1 point.
AJ had 18 team fouls and 3 turnovers, Lee Central had 17 team fouls, and 11 turnovers.
“We could not get any shots going. You have to get shots going to get confidence. We were bad on offense and that led to being bad on defense. Nothing to hold our head down about, we will prepare for Buford. “ said Danny Wright, coach for AJ.
Daequan Thomas was lead scorer for the Stallions with 16 points.