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Balanced offense keeps Viqueens unbeaten in 7-AA

By RICKEY CLARDY ~ Sports Writer
Posted 1/24/22

UNIONVILLE – The Community Viqueens raced to a double-digit lead after one quarter and never looked back as the Viqueens defeated the Grundy County Lady Yellow Jackets 63-44 in a District 7-AA …

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UNIONVILLE – The Community Viqueens raced to a double-digit lead after one quarter and never looked back as the Viqueens defeated the Grundy County Lady Yellow Jackets 63-44 in a District 7-AA contest Friday night.
Community (14-7, 3-0) never trailed and used a balanced scoring attack to stay unbeaten in district play as four players finished in double digits.
"That's really good to see multiple players knocking down some big shots," Coach Cody Pierce of the Viqueens said.
"It makes it tough for teams to defend us when more than one or two can hit that outside shot."
The Viqueens started out hot from both the outside and inside in the opening quarter. Breanna Whitaker nailed two treys and had eight points while M. J. Simmons added seven as the Viqueens used a 9-0 run to take a 12-3 lead.
Another 7-0 run put Community up 21-8 before the Viqueens settled on a 21-11 lead after one quarter.
"We came out with some full court pressure and wanted to get out to a good start," Pierce said.
"We did that and got a few steals early."
Zoey Dixon led the Viqueens with four points in the second quarter as Community cooled off, but still outscored the Lady Jackets 11-8 and took a 32-19 lead to the intermission.
Addison Brothers scored eight points, including two three-pointers as five Viqueens netted points in the third quarter.
Community increased its advantage to 49-32 with one quarter to play.
The Viqueens only managed two field goals in the fourth quarter, but a 10-of-13 performance at the free throw line allowed Community to outscore Grundy County for the fourth straight quarter as the Viqueens finished with the 19-point win.
Whitaker led the Viqueens with 16 points.
Simmons had 15 points, while Dixon and Brothers each added 10.
Carlee Smartt led the Lady Jackets with 18 points, which included five treys.
The Viqueens were 11-of-18 at the free throw line while Grundy County was 5-of-7.
"We're halfway through with district play and we've still got to stay hungry because everybody will be wanting to beat us that second round," Pierce said.
Community entertains Fairview in a non-district game Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Grundy Co. 11 8 13 12 — 44
Community 21 11 17 14 — 63

Grundy Co.: Carlee Smartt 18, Jaidys McDaniel 9, Abigail Childers 8, Wrylee McDaniel 4, Charlsie Campbell 4, Kathryn Lusk 1, Kaylee Smartt, Elizabeth Parvin, Mallory Woodlee, Stevie King.
Community: Breanna Whitaker 16, M. J. Simmons 15, Zoey Dixon 10, Addison Brothers 10, Haley Mitchell 4, Shelby Cawthon 8, Jacey Collier.
3-Point goals: Grundy Co. (7): C. Smartt 5, J. McDaniel, W. McDaniel; Community (6): Whitaker 4, Brothers 2.
Halftime score: Community 32, Grundy Co. 19.

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