East Girls JV

The East Carter junior varsity girls give fits to Bath County during a victory earlier this season. The Lady Raider reserves beat West over the weekend and improved to 12-0 on the season.

OLIVE HILL - East Carter forced rival West into 23 turnovers as the junior varsity Lady Raiders scored the 28-19 victory over the weekend on John ‘Hop’ Brown Court. The win Saturday night kept the reserve girls from Grayson perfect on the roundball season at 12-0.

Balanced scoring was the key for East’s offense and three players each scored six points. Brittany Dearfield, Kat White and Allie Whitley each finished with a half-dozen to pace the JV Lady Raiders. Kristin Easterling and Taylor Wilson each connected on a three-pointer and Jade Stumbo and Taylor Wilson each chipped in two points.

East led by three after the opening period and the teams played even in the second. In the third, the Lady Raiders outplayed the girls from Olive Hill by seven points in the third and West won the fourth by a point, giving the game its final.

Brittany Tackett topped West’s stat sheet, sharing high-scoring honors with six points. Brittany Oney had five points and Desirae Fultz scored four. Haley Callahan and Lena Reynolds each put in a two-point bucket.

West held a slim 31-30 margin in the battle of the boards. West’s Tackett and Slone of East each cleared out beneath the baskets for night-best rebounding honors with nine apiece.

Look for more on the junior varsity teams in upcoming sports sections of The Journal-Times.

•East teams

trounce Fairview

The girls from Grayson hung a doubleheader thumpin’ on hosting Fairview, Monday night. The Lady Raider squads took turns roughing up the outmatched Eagles.

East’s junior varsity club started the night with a 45-23 romp that began with a 23-5 Lady Raider run. It was 36-8 at the break. Allie Whitley led the reserve group with eight points and seven rebounds. Emily Slone added seven points.

The victory in the JV contest kept the locals perfect on the season with a 13-0 mark.

In the varsity clash, East sent Fairview to its 18th defeat in 19 games by scoring the 50-27 decision.

Tawnee Tackett scored a game-best 14 points and Alicia Myers had 10. Leah Sargent grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and Lindsay Combs came down with seven.

The Lady Raiders had to shake off a frigid start (they led by two points at the end of the opening period) in this one. But once they got hot, the hosts melted. East won the second quarter by 10 points and the third by seven on its way to a rebound victory after falling to rival West Carter last week.

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