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Balanced offense keys Viqueen win

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Davie Barnes fires up a 3-pointer for the Viqueens against MTCS on Saturday night at Roger K. Brothers Gym.
(T-G Photo by Jimmy Jones)
UNIONVILLE -- Balanced scoring and a swarming defense keyed the Community Viqueens 48-40 win over Middle Tennessee Christian on Saturday night.

Hannah Busbee and Kristen Ray scored four points each and Davie Barnes hit a 3-pointer to guide the Purple and Gold to a 15-10 advantage after one period.

The Viqueen defense applied full court pressure coming out of the huddle and harassed the ill-equipped Lady Cougar ball handlers into numerous turnovers throughout the second frame allowing easy transition on the home side of the court.

Community's Mercedes Huntley and Sarah Pierce swarm Lady Cougar Juliann Peters to create a turnover in district action this weekend.
(T-G Photo by Jimmy Jones)
Katie Leverette posted six points and Mercedes Huntley contributed three as Community (12-7, 6-4 9-A) raced out to a 30-15 advantage at the intermission.

The visitors managed to outscore the Viqueens by a small margin in the third quarter with the help of Megan Smith's 10 points but freshman point guard Sarah Pierce tallied seven to help post a 39-28 lead to begin the final period.

MTCS cut the lead to within just six points on two occasions in the fourth period but each time the Viqueens had answers. Leverette netted six and Ray scored on a pretty drive into the lane in the clutch to close out the win and season sweep of the district series.

Leverette earned game high honors with 14 points for the Viqueens. Pierce pitched in with nine.

Smith led the visiting offensive effort with 12. Juliann Peters had 10 in support.

Community takes the short ride to Eagleville to continue district play. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 tonight.

Community (48): Leverette 14, Pierce 9, Busbee 6, Ray 6, Barnes 5, Brothers 3, M. Huntley 3, Thompson 2, Ensey. J. Huntley.

MTC (40): Smith 12, Peters 10, Mullins 7, Sweeney 5, Wilkerson 4, Welker 2, Faulkner, Adams, Sadler.

3-point goals: Community 3, MTCS 2.

Halftime score: Community 30, MTCS 15.

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