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McKENZIE (January 17) — McKenzie High School hosted county and district rival Huntingdon Friday for a pair of basketball contest. Defense reigned in the opener as the Fillies gradually built a …
McKENZIE (January 17) — McKenzie High School hosted county and district rival Huntingdon Friday for a pair of basketball contest. Defense reigned in the opener as the Fillies gradually built a lead over the Lady Rebels to claim a 52-37 win. The Rebels quickly ran away with the nightcap, stifling the Mustangs for a 57-29 victory.
Fillies 52, Lady Rebels 37
The Fillies had a 13-10 edge after the opening frame, led by Kaci Fuller with ten points, including a pair of three-pointers. Tyasia Reed scored three points. Lady Rebel Dani Dyer scored five points, Camille Travis hit a three, and Shelby Davis had a pair.
Huntingdon added to the lead with a 9-6 advantage in the second quarter, led by Adyn Swenson with four points. Addison Postlethwait hit a three, and Brooke Butler had a pair. Savannah Nesbitt scored all six McKenzie points. At the half, Huntingdon led 22-16.
The Fillies doubled up the Lady Rebels 10-5 in the third. Butler and Reed each scored five points, each with a three. Lilly Bennett scored all five McKenzie points, including a three-pointer. Entering the final frame, the Fillies led 32-21.
Scoring picked up in the fourth as Huntingdon sealed the win with a 20-16 tilt, led by Reed with eight points. Butler scored four, and Postlethwait hit another three. Swenson and Brooklyn Williams each had a pair, and Fuller hit a free throw. Bennett led the Lady Rebels with six points. Davis and Kylie Reynolds each scored four, and Nesbitt and Dyer each hit a freebie.
Huntingdon’s Tyasia Reed led all scorers with 16 points, including a three-pointer. Kaci Fuller and Brooke Butler each scored eleven, Fuller with a pair of threes and Butler with one.
Lilly Bennett led McKenzie with eleven points, including a three.
Rebels 57, Mustangs 29
McKenzie blanked Huntingdon 16-0 in the first frame, led by Micah Austin and Lucas King with four points each (Austin had a three-pointer). Lazarick Hill, Lane Horton, Nate Whitsell and Witt Mitchum each had a pair.
The Rebels added to the lead with a 21-15 advantage in the second quarter, led by Caleb Gill with five points, including a three. Hill, Austin and Whitsell each scored four, and King and Horton each added a pair. Grant Bartholomew led the Mustangs with five points, including a three. Brandon Lawton hit a three, and Kyrien Jordan also scored three points. Drake Butler and Ben Taylor each had a pair. At the half, the Rebels led 37-15.
McKenzie kept the momentum with a 15-4 tilt in the third, led by King with ten points, including a pair of threes. Hill and Mitchum each added a pair, and Whitsell hit a freebie. Bartholomew and D’Allen McCord each had a pair for Huntingdon. Heading into the final frame, the Rebels led 52-19.
The Mustangs doubled up the Rebels 10-5 in a quick fourth, led by Lawton with a three-pointer. McCord, Taylor and Jordan each added a pair, and Will Nellett hit a free throw. King hit a three for McKenzie, and Hill added a pair.
Rebel Lucas King led all scorers with 19 points, including a trio of threes. Lazarick Hill scored ten points.
Grant Bartholomew led Huntingdon with seven points, including a three-pointer.