GAINESBORO — What was a close first half turned into sheer dominance by the Community Viqueens in the second half on Thursday night at Jackson County.After building a two-point lead at the …
GAINESBORO — What was a close first half turned into sheer dominance by the Community Viqueens in the second half on Thursday night at Jackson County.
After building a two-point lead at the half, the Viqueens went on a 29-15 tear in the second half and comfortably beat Jackson County, 57-41.
Community burst out of the gates and knocked down 16 points in the first quarter before the hosts rallied on a 15-12 second-quarter run to cut the Purple and Gold lead to two points at the half.
As part of a 17-point third quarter, the Viqueens rattled home three treys, with two coming from Anna Haskins.
Haley Mitchell added another six points as well.
Senior M.J. Simmons closed out the fourth quarter with eight of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to secure the 16-point victory for Community.
Mitchell and Haskins also joined Simmons in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Isabelle Beaty was the top scorer for Jackson County.
Community continues its road slate on Tuesday, traveling to Richland for a non-district tilt at 6 p.m.
Community 16 12 17 12 — 57
Jackson Co. 11 15 6 9 — 41
Community: M.J. Simmons 20, Haley Mitchell 13, Anna Haskins 11, Zoey Dixon 6, Addison Brothers 4, Izzy Martinez 3.
Jackson Co.: Isabelle Beaty 9, Claire Williams 7, Jacolyn Agee 7, Erin Davidson 6, Jalynn Meadows 5, Riley thomas 5, Hannah Hawkins 2.
3-Point goals: Community (5): Haskins 3, Martinez, Simmons; Jackson Co. (5): Williams, Beaty, Thomas, Meadows, Davidson.
Halftime score: Community 28, Jackson Co. 26.
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