HUNTSVILLE — Victoria Lloyd scored 14 points and eight rebounds, and every player on the Scott bench scored points, as the Lady Highlanders defeated Stone Memorial, 57-48, to earn their first District 4-AA win of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Lloyd scored seven of her 14 during a crucial fourth quarter stretch that saw the Lady Highlanders put a bit of distance between themselves and the Panthers after the first three quarters saw the team play neck-and-neck.
Nevertheless, Scott led most of the way. Stone’s Jacki Livesay, who finished with a team-high 14 points, hit three 3-point shots in the first quarter to power the Panthers to a 15-13 lead. But Scott grabbed the lead early in the second quarter, limited Stone to just two made field goals over the eight minute stretch, and never trailed again.
Montana Phillips pulled down 10 rebounds to accompany six points, while Jessica York had five boards.
Scott shot just 35 percent from the field, but made good on 11 of 16 free throw opportunities and dominated the boards, holding a 42-26 rebounding advantage.
After Scott led 24-19 at the half, Stone managed to claw back in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 34-32 heading into the final period.
But the Lady Highlanders scored 23 in the final period to hang on to the lead. While Lloyd scored seven of her 14 in the fourth, Merry Carson knocked down five of six crucial free throws down the stretch, all of them one-plus-one opportunities.
SCORING: Scott — V. Lloyd 14, Carson 7, Kazee 6, Phillips 6, Edwards 6, York 6, Wright 4, Hall 4, S. Lloyd 3, Roberts 1. Stone Memorial — Livesay 14, Kington 11, White 8, Cokkinias 7, Early 4, Griffin 2, Potter 2.