ALCOA, Tenn. — Just a little over a week ago, District 4-AA power CAK rolled into Highlander Gymnasium in Huntsville and waltzed away with a win over the Lady Highlanders of nearly 30 points.
In Monday’s rematch at the District 4-AA tournament in Alcoa, the Warriors found themselves in for a much tougher battle.
Scott led much of the way in Monday’s third-place game, before CAK finally surged ahead in the fourth quarter, using the free throw line to its advantage.
Hannah Myers had a hot start for Scott High, with seven first quarter points to help the Lady Highlanders keep pace with the Warriors.
In the second quarter, Abbey Overton picked up the pace, scoring five points as Scott took a one-point lead to the locker room, 23-22.
The lead was still one point after the third quarter, as Kyra Stanley scored five points, while Overton and Savannah York each scored four, to help the Lady Highlanders hang on to a 40-39 lead.
Grace Sexton had a big fourth quarter, scoring eight of her game-high 17 points in the final period. Journey Babb added four more, and the Lady Highlanders matched CAK’s total of five field goals in the fourth.
But the Warriors hit a couple of 3-point shots and knocked down all nine of their fourth quarter free throw attempts. By contrast, Scott got to the line seven times, hitting five.
Claire Brock, CAK’s all-district standout, was held scoreless by the Lady Highlanders through the first three quarters, but scored nine in the final period.
SCOTT (55): Sexton 17, Myers 10, Overton 9, J. Babb 7, York 5.
CAK (60): Carter 13, Heatherly 11, Brock 9, Fussell 8, Tate 5, Carroll 4, Smith 4, Meadows 4, Mozingo 2.