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 Girls Junior Varsity Wins Two Games

January 9, 2008 - Knightstown’s junior varsity girls basketball team started the new year off right by picking up a pair of wins last week. Coach Karen Tuttle’s girls defeated Wes-Del Saturday 29-19, and downed North Decatur last Thursday 28-21.

The Lady Panthers trailed early against Wes-Del, but turned the game around by holding the Lady Warriors to without a field goal in the second quarter. That aggressive defensive play turned a 6-5 deficit into a 12-7 halftime lead. Knightstown increased that to 21-15 after three quarters.

Megan Chew scored all five of Knightstown’s first quarter points, as the rest of the Lady Panthers were cold from the field. Chew came back with four second quarter points and Cassie Hammer added a bucket as Knightstown took that five point halftime lead. At halftime, Chew had outscored the Lady Warriors 9-7.

Chew added four more points in the third quarter, and the Lady Panthers got three points from Haley Morgan and two from Brittany Jolley to forge ahead by six points.

Four different players scored in the final stanza, as Jolley, Ashkia Howard, Hammer and Chew each pumped in two points. Chew finished the game hitting five-of-six free throws and had a game-high 15 points.

Jolley added five, Hammer scored four, Morgan had three and Chew scored two.


Knightstown took the early led and stayed in control of the game in a 28-21 victory over North Decatur last Thursday.

The Lady Panthers were up 8-5 after one quarter when Howard scored four points, and Chew and Hammer added two apiece. Knightstown upped the lead to 12-8 at the half after buckets from Jolley and Hannah Smith.

The JV girls then increased the lead to 19-12 after three quarters when Chew pumped in four points, Jolley added two and Morgan hit a free throw. Jolley helped put the game away by scoring five of her team-high nine points in the fourth quarter.

Chew scored seven points, including seven-of-eight from the charity stripe. That gave her 12-of-14 free throw shooting on the week in two games. Howard scored four points, Hammer and Morgan had three apiece, and Smith scored two.

The girls travel to Union County Thursday for a 6 p.m. game.


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