Clarksville, TN – The Kenwood Lady Knights earned their first win of the season at home Thursday night against the Whites Creek Lady Cobras, 44-25.
In previous games this season, the Lady Knights started slow and struggled to generate offense. However, on Thursday night it was the Lady Cobras offense that started late and sputtered throughout the game.
The Lady Cobras scored only two points in the first period, none from the field. Both points were scored from the free throw line.
Kenwood earns first home victory over Whites Creek(David Roach Clarksville Sports Network)
Despite committing 18 turnovers in the first half, they bounced back in the second quarter, managing to produce double-digit points. But their offense lapsed again in the second half, scoring a combined 12 points in the 3rd and 4th periods.
Five Lady Cobras scored in the game. Denesha Bowman produced a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds.
The Lady Knights took advantage of the Lady Cobras 18 turnovers in the first half, outscoring them 21-13. Instead of declining later, they scored the most points in the 4th period, finishing strongly to insure the win.
Lady Knight Katie Robards made her second 3-pointer of the game with 4:31 remaining to give her team a 15-point lead, 38-23.
The 3-pointer was the beginning of a Lady Knight 7-2 run to close the game.
Eight different Lady Knights scored in the game. Jasmine Johnson led the team with 10 points. Alonja Thomas almost got a double-double with 9 points and 13 rebounds. Robards finished the game with 8 points.
The Lady Knights shot 4-of-8 from the free throw line and grabbed 37 total rebounds.
The Lady Cobras made 12-of-26 from the stripe and pulled down 33 rebounds.
Lady Knights 8 13 8 15 – 44
Lady Cobras 2 11 6 6 – 25
Jasmine Johnson 10, Alonja Thomas 9, Katie Robards 8, Mikaela Smith 3, Analiese Osborne 4, MaliaUmrani 6, Kyra Brown 2, Kaleha Balkin 2
Denesha Bowman 11, Zoe Johnson 6, Lateisha Crawley 3, Mallorie Porter 2, Victoria Williams 1
About Marlon Scott
Marlon Scott is a freelance journalist and writer. He graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Communications, majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in print and web journalism. His writing career began as a sports writer for The All State, the APSU student newspaper, in 2006. He continued working for the paper until his graduation, serving in various positions including Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief.
In 2010, Scott contributed stories and photographs as well as designed and served as Editor-in-Chief for the monograph, Civic Art of Clarksville: The stories behind the pieces.
Scott has also produced 60 stories for The Leaf Chronicle, the local newspaper of Clarksville, TN.
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