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Andy Dominguez makes an entry pass to a teammate in last week’s JV boys game at Mountain
Heritage. Photo by Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2014-02-12 17:38:17
Last modified: 2014-02-12 17:38:17

Junior varsity hoops roundup

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Avery’s junior varsity girls basketball team continued its winning ways, as it has won every game it has played since falling in the Thanksgiving tournament at Ashe County High School on the weekend of Nov. 29. The Lady Vikings dispatched of Madison, Hendersonville and Mountain Heritage in games this week.

The opposite case was true for the Avery Vikings JV boys team. The Vikings lost all three of its road contests this week, falling to Madison, Hendersonville and Mountain Heritage.


Avery 47, Madison 28

Avery trailed after one quarter of its matchup at Madison on Tuesday, Feb. 4, but rallied with a 14-point second quarter to take a 19-15 lead into halftime. Avery outscored the Lady Patriots 16-9 in the third quarter to extend its lead to double digits at 35-24, and held Madison to only four points in the final seven minutes to pick up the win.

Abbe Miller led Avery with nine points, with eight points each from Ashley Singleton and Kesha Garland.

“Madison improved a lot from our earlier matchup. They are a big team, and we struggled in the first quarter. Elizabeth shot the ball well, as well as Abbe and Amy. Ashley really came into her own and played a good overall game,” AHS head coach Allison Phillips said. “Our bench came in and played awesome. We don’t really lose anything when we play our bench, which is good and gives us as much offense as our first string.”

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