The Lady Warriors came up heartbreakingly short on Monday night.
Happy Valley fell in a heartbreaking 37-35 decision to South Greene in the District 1-2A Championship at Daniel Boone High School despite leaving it all on the floor.
The effort was in honor of legendary and longtime Happy Valley coach Charlie Bayless who passed away earlier in the day on Monday.
HV is set to host Cumberland Gap on Friday night in the opening round of the Region 1-2A tournament.
The Lady Warriors were determined on Monday night.
Holly Moore and Kenzie Ramey scored three points apiece in the opening quarter, while Scarlett Zeoli added a basket as HV trailed 9-8 after a quarter of play.
Points were hard to come by in the second quarter as Kadie Bailey drained a 3-pointer and Marcida Moore added two jumpers in the frame. HV limited the Lady Rebels to just two field goals, but SG was able to maintain a 17-15 halftime lead.
Happy Valley evened things up in the third by outscoring SG 10-8 and the teams entered the final quarter tied at 25-25.
After the Lady Rebels opened the quarter on a 5-0 run, Kadie Bailey drained a 3-pointer to answer for the Lady Warriors.
Zeoli tied things up at 34-34 with a lay-up with 2:21 to play.
On the other end, South Greene, however, hit what would become the game-winner when Madison Hensley hit a 3-pointer with 2:21 to play.
Happy Valley continued to fight and battle but was unable to tie the game in the closing minutes.
Bailey had 11 points to lead the way, while M. Moore had eight points. Ramey had seven points.
Zeoli and H. Moore had five and four points, respectively.
Photos courtesy of JD Vaughn/Greeneville Sun