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Katie Rigdon looks for the inside shot as teammate Shannon Smith looks on. Photo by Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2013-02-06 14:35:06
Last modified: 2013-02-06 14:35:06

Lady Vikings blasts Bearcats in abbreviated week

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The Avery Lady Vikings scored early and often, continuing its recent trend of domination against the Hendersonville Lady Bearcats in earning a 67-28 victory.

AHS opened the contest with an 11-2 scoring run, sparked by a pair of buckets from senior guard Kelsie Clarke and a three-point basket by fellow guard Bre Heaton.

The Lady Vikings defense held Hendersonville without a point for the first six minutes of the period in building its advantage, then continued to extend its lead with a 16-point second quarter. Eight separate Lady Vikings players scored in the period to build a 27-9 halftime lead.

The Avery machine continued to roll throughout the second half. Junior forward Lauren Burleson scored nine points as part of a 24-point third quarter for the club, pulling away to build a commanding 51-19 lead. A total of 11 AHS players scored in the game in all as it cruised to the 39-point win.

Burleson and Haley Woody paced the Vikings offense with 11 points apiece, with nine points from Heaton and nine points with four assists from Clarke. Juanita Guzman added eight points on three-for-three shooting from the floor, with seven rebounds.

Avery recorded 23 assists on 28 field goals in the game, while hauling down 43 rebounds in the contest.

Aaliyah Waddell led Hendersonville with 23 of her team’s 29 total points.

Avery’s contest at Polk County scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, was postponed due to inclement weather and rescheduled for this Wednesday, Feb. 6. Avery hosted Madison on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and returns to Viking Gym to host Mountain Heritage for Senior Night this Friday, Feb. 8.

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