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The Hunt High varsity girls basketball team went into county rival Fike’s house and came away with not only a 52-35 victory, but also a share of the lead in the 3-A Big East Conference Tuesday night.
Both teams came in tied at 3-1 in the conference, but right from the tip the Lady Warriors, who improved to 13-3 overall, asserted themselves by taking an 8-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game and led 25-13 at the half. The Lady Demons (10-7, 3-2 Big East) never led.
“You can’t give a good team like that a lead like that,” Fike head coach Jeff Nelson said. “We never really kind of got in a groove. They came in and beat us in pretty much every category.”
The Lady Warriors’ ‘Big 3’ of juniors Bria Griffith and Imani Sutton, and senior Tatiana Smith shined once again as they outscored the Lady Demons 41-35. Griffith finished with 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, and a block. Sutton knocked in 10 points and added three steals, three assists and four rebounds. Smith had 14 points, five assists, three steals and two rebounds.
“We’re really proud of them stepping up. Sometimes it’s the people you don’t expect to step up, but I welcome anybody and everybody to step up play the game as hard as them,” Hunt head coach Tiffany Parks said.
Griffith 17, Sutton 10, Smith 14,Lucas 7,Spells 4
Whitaker 8, Ortiz 7, Sage 4, Pernell 1,Artis 1, Lucas 2, Williams 5, Lamn 3, Everette 4
Score by quarters:
Hunt 11 14 20 7 — 52
Fike 6 7 8 14 — 35