Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 8, 2012

Tazewell girls go on late run, beat Haysi

By ANTHONY STEVENS
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BRISTOL, Va. — The Lady Bulldogs of Tazewell High School used a big fourth quarter to defeat Haysi 58-41 in the Borderline Classic Tournament at the Bearcat Den on Friday.

Tazewell (2-3) used a 10-0 run at the start of the final stanza to break open a six-point game and roll to the win.

 After a tough loss on a last second shot to Daniel Boone in the opening round on Wednesday, the Lady Bulldogs felt good to get back in the win column.

“We started off a little slow but we knew we didn’t want to lose again,” said senior Taylor Catron. “We would get up and then relax a little on defense and you can’t do that. When they started coming back, we knew we had to pick it up.”

Tazewell started the second quarter on a 14-2 run to take their largest lead of the game at 15 points, 28-13. But Haysi pulled within nine points at halftime.

Led by Hannah Mondrage the Lady Tigers kept fighting back. Danielle Fuller hit a couple of free throws at the end of the third quarter to cut the Tazewell lead to 42-36 going to the fourth.

Kaley Holloway hit a free throw, Brianna Sparks connected on a 3-pointer and then Catron made three shots in a row to give the Lady Bulldogs an insurmountable 16-point lead. They held Haysi (2-3) to only five points the final eight minutes.

“We just started executing,” Tazewell coach Jason Southworth said. “Taylor played great in the fourth quarter, she hit some big shots and that was kind of the difference.

“Mentally I think we were tired. Our legs were tired, that was easy to see. When you’re mentally tired you have to dig deep, so this was good for us. Plus we came out with a win and that is what we needed.”

Catron finished with a game-high 23 points. Whitney Saunders added 10 points in the win.

“Catron works out year-round and plays travel ball,” Southworth said. “She has a 4.0 GPA, just an all-around good kid.”

Mondrage led the Lady Tigers with 17 points. Haysi battled back from a couple of large deficits to make a game of it.

“I was really pleased with our effort today,” said Haysi coach Ronnie Compton. “We played with some intensity and really got after them.

“Tazewell has a good team, they were within one shot of being in the winner’s bracket. We stuck with them. What can you say, number 10 (Catron) took over in the fourth quarter and we had no answer for her.”

The tournament will continue today and Tazewell will play Eastside at 1:30 p.m.

 

At the Bearcat Den

HAYSI (41)

Mondrage 4 9-11 17, Robinette 1 0-0 3, Hyden 2 1-2 7, Edwards 2 0-1 4, Fuller 1 2-2 4, Whitner 0 0-0 0, French 0 0-0 0, Counts 0 0-0 0, Sutherland 2 0-2 4, Adkins 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 12-16 41.

TAZEWELL (58)

Holloway 1 1-2 3, Sparks 2 0-0 6, Catron 8 7-8 23, Snapp 3 2-2 8, Brown 1 2-2 4, Saunders 5 0-0 10, Christian 0 0-0 0, Hash 2 0-3 4, Bradshaw 0 0-3 0. Totals 22 12-20 58.

Haysi..................................11   10   15     5 — 41

Tazewell.............................14   16   12   16 — 58

3-point goals – Haysi 3 (Robinette 1, Hyden 2), Tazewell 2 (Sparks 2). Total fouls – Haysi 17, Tazewell 15. Fouled out - none. Technicals – none.

 

Castlewood 64, Hurley 39

 In another consolation contest Castlewood upended Hurley 64-39. The Lady Rebels kept it close in the first quarter, but Castlewood began to pull away and led 34-20 at halftime.   

“We have seven sophomores,” said Hurley coach Randy Wimmer. “We’re kind of small size wise and it hurts when you miss around 16 layups and nine foul shots.

“This is a big atmosphere to play in and we’re not used to this kind of pressure, but we will get everything straightened out.”

Adrianna Cline had a huge outing for the Lady Rebels with a game-high 21 points. Kourtney Cook added 10 points.

Nine of the 10 players on the Castlewood roster scored. Caitlyn Fleming led the way with 14 points. McKinley Isaacs and Lexie Kennedy added 11 points each.

Hurley (1-2) will continue tournament play today when they battle rival Haysi in what will be a non-district contest.



At the Bearcat Den

HURLEY (1-2)

McCoy 0 1-2 1, Mullins 1 0-2 2, Estep 0 0-2 0, Cook 4 1-1 10, E. Stacy 0 4-6 4, Cline 7 6-7 21, Charles 0 1-2 1. Totals 12 13-22 39.

CASTLEWOOD

Crabtee 2 0-0 5, Purtee 1 0-0 2, Ellis 0 0-0 0, Hubbard 2 0-2 4, Kennedy 4 2-3 11, Elam 3 2-6 8, Scarberry 1 0-0 2, Jessee 3 0-4 7, Fleming 4 6-8 14, Isaacs 4 3-6 11. Totals 24 13-29 64.

Hurley.................................10   10     6   13 — 39

Castlewood........................16   18   11   19 — 64

3-point goals – Hurley 2 (Cook 1, Cline 1), Castlewood 3 (Crabtree 1, Kennedy 1, Jessee 1). Total fouls – Hurley 20, Castlewood 19. Fouled out - none. Technicals – none.