Hot Valley Shooting Lifts Vikings Past Lady Knights

It was a rough night for the Southwood Lady Knights as they played host to 3A, #10 Tippecanoe Valley Saturday, falling to the Vikings 71-42.

Valley would set the tempo for the night right from the tip, jumping out to a 16-0 lead before a Katie Stouffer bucket at the 2:44 mark. The Stouffer bucket would ignite a 7-0 run for the Knights as Kassidy Atwood hit followed by a Haley Heath three to make it 16-7. Valley would get the last bucket of the quarter and led Southwood 18-7 after one.

Valley built their lead to 23-7 to start the second when Makenna Dawes hit, but the Vikings traded the Knights two buckets for one twice and led 32-13. Haley Heath would hit a free throw, followed by two Brooke Elliott free throws as a Valley bucket ended the quarter with the Vikings leading 34-16.

The two teams would trade points to start the third quarter and with the score at 39-23 Valley would go on a 7-0 run to open a 46-23 lead. Katie Stouffer would stop the run with two free throws, but again Valley would answer with two buckets. Stouffer and Heath would each score one more bucket each in the quarter as Valley led 57-31 with a quarter to go.

Brooke Elliott would make some noise in the fourth, scoring 10 points in the quarter as Southwood cut the lead under 20 before the Vikings ended the night on an 8-1 run for the 71-42 final. Valley would shoot 52% for the night and 8 for 11 from behind the arch.

Sophomore guard Brooke Elliott led the Lady Knights in scoring with 19 points while adding 3 rebounds. Senior center Katie Stouffer chipped in with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists while blocking a shot. Other scoring included six points from Haley Heath, two each from Makenna Dawes and Kassidy Atwood and one point from Grace Whitham. Heath added 7 rebounds 3 assists and 2 steals while Atwood notched 3 steals.

Athlete Name Pts OReb DReb Reb Ast Stl Blk
Makenna Dawes (So) 2 1 1 2 0 0
Haley Heath (Sr) 6 4 3 7 3 2
M. Ridgeway (Sr) 0 1 1 2
Ashley Parson (So) 0
A. Phillips (Sr) 1
Abby Houlihan (Sr) 0 1 2 3 1 2 1
Kassidy Atwood (So) 2 1 1 2 3
Brooke Elliott (So) 19 0 3 3 1
Grace Whitham (Sr) 1

The Lady Knight’s JV team fell to Valley 24-39.

Leading the Lady Knight’s was Ashley Parson with 10 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 assist. Also contributing for the Lady Knights were Ellie White 7 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, & 1 steal; Lorynn Hunt 6 points; and Taylor Heath 1 point, and 3 rebounds.


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