The Happy Valley girls’ basketball team pulled away on Tuesday night for a District 1-2A win.
The Lady Warriors methodically pulled away to take a 65-52 victory over Johnson County on Warrior Hill. In the boys’ game, Happy Valley was unable to keep pace with the Longhorns in a 76-44 decision.
For the Lady Warriors, the combination of Mailey Guy and Kadie Bailey set the tone early by combining for 11 points in the first quarter. That gave HV a 16-10 lead after a quarter of play.
Marcida Moore sparked Happy Valley in the second quarter with eight points in the frame, and HV held a 36-22 halftime lead.
From there, the Lady Warriors were able to keep the Lady Longhorns at bay to secure the win.
Moore and Bailey led the way with 20 points apiece for Happy Valley. Bailey was also honored pregame for surpassing 1,000 points for her career last week.
Guy had 13 points.
In the boys’ game, Happy Valley was unable to keep pace with the Longhorns.
Happy Valley saw Dakota Grindstaff, Ron Parker, and Cole Deakins hit 3-pointers in the first quarter, but HV trailed 16-10 after a quarter of play.
The Warriors continued to battle, but Johnson County slowly added to the lead to take a 12-point advantage into the half.
Johnson County outscored HV 22-13 in the third quarter to take full control despite a pesky Warrior squad that kept battling.
Grindstaff led HV with 13 points, while Deakins added nine points. Parker and Austin Nickles had eight and seven points, respectively.
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