Her­itage girls out of gates 2-0 in re­gion play

The Catoosa County News - - SPORTS - By Scott Herpst [email protected]

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.

/ Danielle Pick­ett

Her­itage’s Rea­gan Ar­mour goes up for two points against Lafayette on Fri­day night as Mar­quila How­ell tries to de­fend on the play.

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