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Viqueens split games in Christmas tourney

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Posted 1/4/22

WATERTOWN — In their first game of the AFLAC Christmas Shootout, the Community Viqueens dropped a heartbreaker in overtime to DeKalb County.After clinging to a slim lead in the first half, …

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Viqueens split games in Christmas tourney

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WATERTOWN — In their first game of the AFLAC Christmas Shootout, the Community Viqueens dropped a heartbreaker in overtime to DeKalb County.
After clinging to a slim lead in the first half, DeKalb County rallied and eventually downed the Purple and Gold in overtime, 59-53.
During that overtime period, DeKalb Count outscored the Viqueens 13-7 to complete the rally.
M.J. Simmons did her part for Community and posted a team-high 18 points, while Zoey Dixon added 10.
Ella Van Vranken led all scorers with 19 points.

Community 8 14 12 12 7 — 53
DeKalb Co. 8 10 13 15 13 — 59

Community: M.J. Simmons 18, Zoey Dixon 10, Addison Brothers 8, Breanna Whitaker 7, Shelby Cawthron 6, Haley Mitchell 4.
DeKalb Co.: Ella Van Vranken 19, Kadee Ferrell 15, Maddison Martin 8, Avery Agee 7, Natalie Snipes 3, Ally Fuller 3, Ella Hendrixon 2, Dare Collins 2.
3-Point goals: DeKalb Co. (5): Vranken 3, Snipes, Agee; Community (2): Brothers, Whitaker.
Halftime score: Community 22, DeKalb Co. 18.

Community 39, White House 28
After falling to DeKalb County in the first game of the AFLAC Christmas Shootout, the Viqueens rallied to grind out a low-scoring victory against White House in a 39-28 victory.
Simmons was the lone Viqueen in double figures as she led the winners with 11 points.
Community built a 13-11 lead at the half and saw that lead balloon in the third quarter as Community went on a 12-6 run to blow the game wide open.
The Viqueens closed the game on a 14-11 run to finish off White House.
Community connected on four treys in the win, with Breanna Whitaker knocking down a pair.
Community played one final game in the tournament held at Watertown High School, but the results were unavailable by press time.

Community 7 6 12 14 — 39
White House 7 4 6 11 — 28

Community: M.J. Simmons 11, Breanna Whitaker 8, Zoey Dixon 7, Haley Mitchell 6, Shelby Cawthon 4, Addison Brothers 3.
White House: Marley Hyde 12, Faith Johnstone 8, Chloe Hart 4, Carmen Perkins 2, Abigail Bradley 2.
3-Point goals: Community (4): Whitaker 2, Dixon, Brothers.
Halftime score: Community 13, White House 11.

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