The Hampton boys’ basketball team bounced back in a big way, while the Lady Bulldogs saw their upset bid come up short at North Greene.
The Bulldogs captured a 50-48 victory over the host Huskies for a key District 1-A victory. In the girls’ game, Hampton was unable to eek out a win in a 38-36 heartbreaker in Baileyton
The boys’ game saw the Bulldogs get back to their winning ways after Tuesday’s lough loss to lead leader University High. Hampton set the tone early taking a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter, and pushed the advantaged to 11 points during the second quarter.
The Bulldogs held a 31-22 lead at the break.
The Huskies slowly started cutting into the Hampton lead in the third quarter as HHS held a 39-33 advantage after three complete quarters. NG was able to take a late lead – holding a 45-41 advantage over Hampton with just over a minute to play.
Jordan Bentley, however, drained a trey to pull Hampton to within one point with a minute left to play. Hampton was able to capitalize on two turnovers by NG with points from Roky Croy and Bently to take a three-point advantage for Hampton with 28 seconds remaining
NG was able to get a point on the board, but Garrett Vines converted a pair of free throws to push the HHS lead back out to four points. The teams nearly repeated the sequence with 10 seconds remaining as the Huskies hit a shot to close within two points and Vines hitting a free throw to extend the lead back out to help Hampton secure the win.
Bentley led the way with 19 points. Isaac Hill had 11 points.
For the Hampton girls, they had an upset on the mind in Baileyton.
After the Lady Huskies took a 15-10 lead after a quarter of play, Hampton was able to close into the gap before NG pushed the lead back to five points at the half.
The HHS defense continued to frustrate North Greene in the third quarter as points were hard to come by. Hampton tied the game in the stanza before the Lady Huskies took a four-point lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final stanza, Hampton’s LeAnne Guinn scored four straight points to pull the Lady Bulldogs within two points. Hazen Brumitt answered a NG bucket with a basket of her own to keep Hampton within two points in the final minute. The Lady Bulldogs were unable to connect on a shot in the final seconds.
Guinn led Hampton with 13 points, and Stephanie Campbell added 10 points for Hampton.