The Hampton girls basketball team had an upset in mind for Friday night. However, Cosby had other intentions.
The Lady Bulldogs were unable to keep pace with the top seed from District 2 in a 46-30 loss to the Lady Eagles in the Region 1-A tournament in Cosby. The win advances Cosby to Monday’s Region 1-A semifinals against Cloudland, while the loss brings Hampton’s season to an end.
Hampton was able to keep the pressure on Cosby in the first quarter. Brooke Hughes scored three points in the frame, and Haley Carden and Leanne Guinn added shots to keep Hampton within two points after eight minutes of play.
The second quarter, however, saw the Lady Eagles take control.
Hannah Collins scored early for Hampton, but it would be the only points Hampton would put on the board in the period. Cosby took full advantage by pushing the lead to 18-9 going at the half.
Stephanie Campbell and Guinn hit two shots apiece in the third quarter as the Hampton offense got back on track. Unfortunately, the Lady Eagles were able to add five p
oints to their lead going to the final quarter.
The Lady Bulldogs continued to fight in the fourth quarter, but were unable to rally to extend the season.
Campbell finished with eight points to lead the Lady Bulldogs, while Hughes and Guinn had six points each. Carden and Collins scored four points apiece.
Hazen Brumitt rounded out the Hampton scoring with two points.
Megan Miller led Cosby with 14 points. Bralyn Mcgaha and Leia Groat had 10 and 9 points, respectively.
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