Heritage girls out of gates 2-0 in region play
The Heritage Lady Generals began their region slate with a 2-0 start after a pair of victories last week.
On Tuesday, the Navy-and-red found themselves behind 29-20 at halftime, but used a big second-half - including a 24-point final period - to rally past Pickens, 57-49.
Heritage got 24 points from Emily Wiley, who went 9-of-10 at the charity stripe in the home win. Ansley Bice added 15 points and connected on a pair of 3-pointers, while Reagan Armour added 14 points. Sydney St. John and Haley Phillips both chipped in with two.
Three nights later, back at home in Boynton, Heritage jumped out to an 18-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in a 60-40 win over Lafayette.
Wiley dropped in 25 points to lead all scorers. Bice added 15 points and Armour had 12 points for the winners, who connected on 22-of-27 free throws in the game.
The Lady Generals ran their record to 6-1 on the season with a 51-33 victory over Gordon Lee in Chickamauga on Saturday afternoon.
Heritage jumped out to a 35-18 lead at intermission and coasted from there. Armour led the way with 16 points. Wiley had 15, followed by Bice with eight and Haley Phillips with six.
The Generals began 1-1 in region play, downing Pickens, but falling to state-ranked Lafayette. They went on to pick up a non-region win over Gordon Lee.
Heritage built a 41-25 halftime advantage against the Dragons to claim a 64-53 region win.
Will Allen had four 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 22 points. Nolan Letzgus added 11 points, while the duo combined to go 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
Kobe Mcallister had eight points. Cooper Terry finished with six points. Caden Snyder had five. Cade Kiniry added four. Walker Spruiell and Taylor Dyer had three points apiece and Clint Petteys finished with two. The Generals finished with 10 three-pointers on the night.
On Friday, Heritage endured a cold-shooting performance against a good defensive team as they dropped a 51-41 decision to the No. 10-ranked Ramblers.
The Generals whittled the lead down to five points in the third quarter and cut it to seven points, 43-36, as the game approached the 3-minute mark in the fourth. However, Lafayette would keep Heritage at arm’s-length the rest of the way.
Allen scored a game-high 22 points for the Generals. Letzgus ended his night with 11 points, followed by Cade Collins with six and Spruiell with two.
Less than 24 hours later, the Generals opened up a 35-31 third-quarter lead and scored a 50-38 win over the Trojans. Heritage connected on nine 3-pointers, compared to just five for the hosts.
Allen had four of those 3-pointers as he led all scores with 16 points for Heritage (5-2). Terry dropped in eight points, while Letzgus and Collins had six points apiece.
Heritage’s Reagan Armour goes up for two points against Lafayette on Friday night as Marquila Howell tries to defend on the play.