Lady Warriors, Bulldogs come out on top in county clash

In a Saturday night county clash, Hampton and Happy Valley each picked up a win.

The Happy Valley girls edged Hampton for a 44-43 victory, while the Bulldogs jumped out early and never looked back for a 68-31 win over the Warriors.

In the girls’ game, it was a tight battle from the opening tip.

The Lady Warriors took an 11-6 advantage into the second quarter, and maintained the five-point lead at the half.

Happy Valley continued to hold the lead, but Hampton continued to cut into the deficit. The fourth quarter saw the Lady Bulldogs use a late charge to close within two points.

However, the Lady Warriors secured the win at the free throw line in the waning minutes.

Adrienne Henegar had 14 points to lead HV, while Tiana Long and Shalyn Whitson had 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Stephanie Campbell led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points.

In the boys’ game, Jordan Bentley scored 25 points to lead the Bulldogs to the win.

Bentley and company jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first eight minutes of the game. The Warriors defense tightened up in the second stanza, but was unable to cut into the lead as Hampton outscored HV 10-3 in the period. That allowed HHS to take a 37-15 advantage at the break.

From there, Hampton left no doubt as the Bulldogs outscored the Warriors 22-8 in the third quarter. HV continued to battle, but Hampton allowed no thoughts of a comeback.

Carter led HV with 15 points.