Published Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:17 pm Dateline
The Alexander Lady Spartans were unable to keep up with the Vinton County Lady Vikings’ high-speed passing and tough defense, falling to 50-31.
Vinton County’s in-your-face defense paired with multiple three pointers by Emily Zinn and Jamee Park kept the Spartans at bay as the first half came to an end with Vinton County leading 20-13. The Lady Spartans were able to hang on during the first half, a significant difference from the last time they battled the Lady Vikings, but due to a lack of intensity and rushed miscommunication in the third quarter, the game began to slip away.
Zinn put up another three pointer and Vinton County went on a run with 11 unanswered points. The Lady Spartans appeared to get a spark when Angie Malone kicked up her game, forcing turnovers on defense and racking up points on offense with a solid three pointer and a couple free throws.
She ended the night with 12 points, three rebounds and three steals. Kaylee Koker contributed nine points for the Lady Spartans and Makina Milum hit the boards with 11 rebounds.
Despite Malone’s aspirations for her team, Vinton County continued to play tough defense and kept up the intensity on offense with quick ball movement and relentless drives.
Zinn led the Vikings with 13 points, followed by Jennifer Case with eight points and four rebounds. Johnna Remy contributed seven points and three rebounds while Megan Dixon racked up six points.