Geoff Cowles/News East Knox’s Ashley VanHoose (12) drives past Highland’s Savannah Fitzpatrick (12) in Saturday’s Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference game. The Scots won, 40-34.

 

SPARTA — The Highland Scots were nearly bitten by a hungry and aggressive East Knox Bulldogs’ team that gave them a dog day afternoon they weren’t expecting on Saturday at home. But the Scots held onto a piece of third place in the Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference with a 40-34 victory.

“We got into foul trouble in the right away and we are already short on numbers,” said Highland coach Whitney Levering-Smith. “The girls got through it. They worked hard. It was like there was a cap on the basket for the first half. We just couldn’t make our shots.”

Highland’s Kenzie Fuller led her team with 17 points and nine rebounds, but even she was stymied in the first half by the Bulldogs’ defense, only hitting a pair of field goals.

 

Geoff Cowles: 740-397-5333 or gcowles@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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