Mount Juliet, TN – After finishing second in the Middle School Girls Area 1-AAA Basketball Tournament last Thursday, the Rossview Middle School Lady Hawks advanced over the weekend to the first round of the state sectional tournament.
Tuesday night at West Wilson Middle School, the Lady Hawks season came to an end in the sectional. They lost to the Christiana Middle School Lady Cougars, 43-31.
The Lady Hawks were energetic in the first quarter. They shot 5-of-10 from the field and put together a 7-0 run to outscore the Lady Cougars 14-6. However, that energy turned into frustration in the second quarter.
Nine turnovers and just one made field goal by the Lady Hawks in the second quarter opened the door for the Lady Cougars, and they took full advantage. They began the second quarter with a 10-0 run and overtook the Lady Hawks 19-17 by halftime.
The Lady Hawks malaise continued in the second half. In addition to producing more costly turnovers, the Lady Hawks primary problem was containing Lady Cougar Alasia Hayes. Hayes scored eight of the ten points in the run that put the Lady Cougars ahead in the second quarter. She went on to score 23 total points in the game.
Alasia and Aislyn Hayes combined to score 32 of the Lady Cougars 43 total points. They also pulled down 16 of the team’s 24 rebounds.
Alasia scored the Lady Cougars first eight points of the third quarter including back-to-back 3-pointers that made the score 27-21 with 3:42 left in the quarter. She scored 10 points in the quarter. The Lady Hawks committed only three turnovers in the third quarter, but shot just 3-of-9 from the field.
The Lady Hawks scored less than 10 points in the last three quarters. They trailed by as much as 12 points with 2:25 left in the game after a Lady Cougars 6-0 run. The Lady Hawks continued to battle until the end, but failed to make up any ground.
Alasia and Aislyn Hayes were two of six Lady Cougar scorers. Aislyn finished the game with nine points. Madison Henegar scored five.
The loss eliminates the Lady Hawks from the tournament. The Lady Cougars will play the Mt. Juliet Lady Bears Thursday, February 6th.
Christiana 43, Rossview 31
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Macy Rippy 7, Brooklyn Thomas 9, Jackie Harris 8, Keithyania Pace 6, Kristin Edwards 1.
Alasia Hayes 23, Aislyn Hayes 9, Madison Henegar 5, Hannah Edgeston 3, Danielle Durban 2, Kendall Forsthe 1.