Mid­dle School Girls’ Bas­ket­ball: Ring­gold, Her­itage fly­ing high

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

The Ring­gold Lady Tigers got 15 points from Han­nah Scott and 13 from Emily Love in a 34-31 vic­tory over Red Bud this past Tues­day.

Shelby Kay­lor and Aubrey Lakin had two points apiece, while Tahj Griggs and Riley Bur­dette each added one point.

Then on Thurs­day, Ring­gold jumped out to a 17-4 lead af­ter one pe­riod and coasted to a 46-15 vic­tory over Rossville.

Love had 13 points as ev­ery player from Ring­gold got into the scor­ing col­umn. Bur­dette had five points. Scott, Griggs, Riley Heard and Cady Hel­ton had four points each. Lakin and Al­lie Mas­sen­gale fin­ished with three points each, while Kay­lor, River Low­ery and Kelsey Davis added two apiece.

Her­itage opened last week with a 30-12 win over Gor­don Lee. Lau­ren Mock had a game-high nine points for the Lady Gen- er­als, fol­lowed by Aaliyah Rodgers and Day­onna Per­ry­man with six each. Ma­cie Collins and Katy Thomp­son had four points apiece, while Mia Calla­han added one.

For the Lady Tro­jans, Emma Phillips led the way with four points, while Ava Brown, Riley Shirley and Kait­lyn Wagoner had two each.

Two nights later, Her­itage picked up a 44-33 vic­tory over Sad­dle Ridge in an NGAC di­vi­sional clash in Rock Spring.

The visi­tors jumped out to a 27-14 lead at the break and staved off a Sad­dle Ridge rally in the sec­ond half. The Lady Mus­tangs would trim the deficit down to nine points early in the fourth quar­ter, but never got any closer.

Haynie Gil­strap scored 13 of her 17 points in the fourth pe­riod for Sad­dle Ridge and fin­ished with five re­bounds. Fan­tasja Bar­ber added 14 points with three 3-point­ers, three re­bounds, and

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