Lady Knights end regular season with win over Eastern

by Gary Andrews

The Southwood Lady Knights basketball team was looking for some momentum going in to next week’s sectional and got just that Saturday with a 53-39 win over Eastern.

Things didn’t look good starting out as the Lady Knights first three trips down the floor resulted in a turnover and fell behind 8-0 the first three minutes. Senior Amy Bowman would get things settled down with two free throws and a bucket off a Haley Heath steal to cut the Eastern lead in half at 8-4. After a Comet three point play made it 11-4 the Knights got busy. Brooke Elliott would score off a steal that ignited an 8-0 run to give Southwood a 12-11 lead. Katie Stouffer had a bucket during the run with Bowman getting two buckets. Eastern would calm the storm with a bucket before Amy Bowman scored off an offensive rebound at the buzzer to give the Knights a 14-13 lead after one.

Southwood would extend their lead to start the second with a free throw from Elliott and another Bowman bucket to make it 17-13. Eastern would eventually tie the score at 19 when Bowman hit again. Up 21-20 Elliott would connect and was followed by three Bowman free throws to end the quarter and Southwood led 26-20 at the half.

The Comets would strike first in the third, getting two buckets to make the Knight lead 26-24. After an Elliott free throw and an Eastern bucket the Southwood lead was just one at 27-26. Amy Bowman and Katie Stouffer would then hit back to back to make it 31-26. The Knights would then start to find Stouffer, with Katie scoring on two free throws and a bucket, topped off by a Haley Heath bucket to lead 38-31 after three.

Eastern would cut the lead to 38-32 to start the fourth, but again the Knights found Stouffer. Four Katie Stouffer points and two from Amy Bowman opened a 44-32 lead, but Eastern wouldn’t go away. At 46-39 the Knights would run away from the Comets. Brooke Elliott hit a free throw that started a 7-0 run that ended the game with a Southwood win 53-39.

The junior varsity topped Eastern 36-16.

Makenna Dawes led the way with 9 points. Ashley Parson added 8, Danielle Pegg 8, Taylor Heath 4, Ellie White 2, Kassidy Atwood 2, Grace Whitham 2.

Posted on 2014 Feb 11