Hayesville’s Girls Win 2nd Straight

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The Hayesville Lady Yellow Jackets took part in their second game in as many nights. This time hosting the Lady Wildcats of Andrews. Hayesville took early control of the game but Andrews fought back in the third quarter. Lila Payne led the Lady Yellow Jackets on a big scoring run early in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Hayesville would go on to win their first conference matchup of the year, 40-25.

1st half:

The Lady Yellow Jackets got out to a quick start and took an early lead on the Lady Wildcats. Hayesville’s press really bothered Andrews and forced a ton of turnovers in the first half. Andrews’ offense was actually pretty decent when they were not turning it over. Hayesville’s pressure defense allowed for them to get some easy baskets though, and by the end of the first quarter, they led 17-5. The 2nd quarter was a different story as Hayesville’s offense went cold, getting held to only six points in the quarter. Yet great team defense held Andrews to only five points in the quarter. This allowed for Hayesville to increase their lead by one in the second quarter going into halftime up 23-10.

2nd Half:

Andrews fought hard in the third quarter and really looked to be on the comeback trail. They were playing great defense and started to have some shots fall. At one point they got it all the way down to a seven-point game. They outscored Hayesville by three in the quarter and went into the fourth quarter trailing just 30-20. Hayesville’s Lila Payne got hot for a stretch and her back-to-back threes were a backbreaker to the Andrews comeback attempt. Hayesville’s big fourth-quarter simply put the game out of reach and help them secure their second straight victory.

Game Leading Scorers:

Lila Payne 16 points (Hayesville)

Emily Mealer 12 points (Andrews)

Breanna Cothren 9 points (Hayesville)

Cecilia Jones 8 points (Hayesville)

Game Highlights:

Hayesville will next play on Friday, December 17th, as they will travel to Murphy in an important conference game. To get updates or see how the Yellow Jackets have done tune in to all the latest FYN sports coverage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at https://claync.fetchyournews.com/category/teamfynsports

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