KNOXVILLE — Christian Academy of Knoxville entered Friday’s opening day of District 4-AA play as a favorite to win the district. The Warriors did not disappoint, racing to a 39-8 halftime lead and defeating the Lady Highlanders, 78-35.

Victoria Lloyd hit four 3-point shots and scored 21 points — just two points from a season high — to lead the Lady Highlanders. But CAK had four players in double figures, led by Anna Hammaker’s 19 points, while limiting Scott to just 14 made field goals and only two trips to the free throw line.

Lloyd, who also led Scott in rebounding, with seven, hit two 3-point shots in the first quarter but CAK began to pull away early. The Warriors led by 12 (18-6) after the opening period, stretching the lead to 31 at the intermission.

Scott nearly doubled its first half point production in the third quarter alone, but CAK managed to continue to widen the gap, leading 58-23 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Highlanders were to have hosted Kingston for a District 4-AA game on Tuesday, and will continue district play on the road at Loudon tomorrow (Friday).

SCORING: Scott — V. Lloyd 21, Roberts 4, Kazee 2, Carson 2, S. Lloyd 2, Phillips 2, York 2. CAK — Hammaker 19, Heitzman 18, Naler 16, Dodson 11, Hooper 8, Cross 4, Riley 2.