A late rally wasn’t enough.
Happy Valley boys’ clawed back into striking distance, but came up short as they dropped a 63-60 decision to Sulivan South on Friday night. The Lady Warriors used a strong second half to take an 81-55 win over the Lady Rebels.
In the boys’ game, it was a back and forth battle from the opening tip as South held a 19-18 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
The Warriors saw the Rebels take a 35-31 advantage into the locker room at the half, and held a 3-point lead after the third.
In the final quarter, South got an early run to take a double-digit lead, but Happy Valley answered. The Warriors cut the gap to two points in the final minute, but were unable to get back in front before time expired.
Austin Hicks led Happy Valley with 23 points, while Nathan Kyte tallied 14 points. Josh Hammonds tossed in 12 points.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Warriors found themselves down 17-14 after a quarter of play, but limited the Lady Rebels to nine points in the second half to roll to the win.
Kalee Johnson had 29 points to lead the way, while Bayley McGee recorded 11 points. Charli Bare scored 10 points in the win.
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