SHS girls defeat PHS 56-34

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Straughn's Katie Lindsey (4) and Katelyn Kinsaul (5) guard Monday night. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Straughn’s Katie Lindsey (4) and Katelyn Kinsaul (5) guard Monday night. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Straughn ended its regular season on a good note as the Lady Tigers beat Pleasant Home 56-34 on Monday for their senior night.

Taking control early in the game, the Lady Tigers led 18-6 after the first period and 30-18 at halftime. SHS led 41-26 after the third period.

With this victory, third-ranked SHS finished its regular season 23-1 and on a 21-game win streak.

“There’s not too much to complain about that,” Lady Tigers coach Scott Kinsaul said about the record. “I thought — the last couple games — we missed too many easy shots inside we need to make. We worked on some thing and I’m proud of the girls and proud of the season they had.”

Straughn senior Audrey Driver scored the first two points of the game in her first action of the season. She reinjured her kneee during the first practice of the year and has sat out for the duration.

Jacie Williamson, who led the Lady Tigers with 34 points, got an early pass in the bucket for a 4-2 lead.

PHS tied the game at 6-all after Abby Walker got a steal and passed to Ashley Williamson for an easy bucket.

Straughn started to press and Williamson got another layup for a 6-point lead.

Harley Adcock started the second with a 3-pointer to give SHS a 21-6 advantage.

Pleasant Home’s Brianna Dozier, who led the Lady Eagles with 16 points, scored 10 points in the second.

To start the fourth, Straughn senior Katie Lindsey got in a jumper to increase the lead to 43-28.

Williamson then made two 3-point plays for a 49-30 lead.

Pleasant Home’s Camille Holley got in a bucket for the Lady Eagles to make it 52-34.

Lady Eagles coach Jerry Davis said he was pleased with the effort.

“I thought, considering everything and this being the first time we’ve ever played without Jade (Self, knee),” Davis said. “She’s our ball handler, she’s our leading scorer.”

Davis said Self, who injured her knee during Friday night’s game against W.S. Neal, is wearing a brace, but will be OK for Friday.

Davis added Dozier’s ability to finish under the bucket was key.

“It’s been one of the few times we got through the pressure and got to the tail end,” he said. “She’s a finisher, and she did it tonight. She played extremely well, and I’m proud of her.”