The Hayesville Lady Yellow hosted the Murphy Lady Bulldogs on Friday evening in a conference matchup. The Lady Yellow Jackets played the Lady Bulldogs tough and after getting down early played with them for much of the game. Ultimately though the Lady Bulldogs were too much for Hayesville, pulling away in the fourth quarter winning 53-33.
In the first quarter the Lady Yellow Jackets got off to a rough start as Murphy couldn’t miss from three early. Lady Bulldogs guard Kaiya Pockens got off to a hot start scoring 11 first quarter points including three three pointers. After the rough start Hayesville battled back but still trailed at the end of the first quarter 20-8.
In the second quarter the Lady Yellow Jackets were playing well in many facets of the game. They did much better than in the first game against Murphy at breaking the press. Yet even when breaking the press they struggled to score in the half court. A problem that has plagued Hayesville all year, simply put they struggle to the ball in the hoop. They finished the quarter trailing 33-16.
The Lady Jackets came out in the third quarter battling hard and playing very evenly with Murphy. They held the Lady Bulldogs to only 11 third quarter points giving themselves a chance to get back in the game. Yet the Lady Jackets could only muster 10 points themselves in the quarter. On nights when this Hayesville team finds ways to score they can play with anyone. Yet tonight was not one of those nights and they ended the third quarter trailing 44-26.
Once again Hayesville held tight defensively against Murphy in the fourth quarter. In each successive quarter tonight Hayesville held Murphy to less points. Yet with the game already out of hand it was too much for a Lady Yellow Jacket comeback tonight. The Lady Yellow Jackets still trying to fix their offensive woes fell to Murphy 53-33.
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