The Cumberland Gap High School played host to Scott County High November 29 for a set of varsity basketball games. The first game featured the Lady Panthers doing battle with the Lady Highlanders. Cumberland Gap played extremely tough and fell in the end by eight points at 59-51.
Scott County opened up the game scoring 14 points and allowing the home team only 10. It was the start that the visiting Lady Highlanders wanted and the start that Cumberland Gap didn’t want to give up at the start of their second game of the season.
Dennis Cline got his Lady Panthers focused due the break between the first and second periods. His team came out and outscored the Lady Highlanders 18-15. The home team was only down by one point at the half 29-28.
Adjustments were made by both teams during halftime and Scott County was able to get back on track and outscore Cumberland Gap by three points.
The final period decided this contest and both teams had their highest scoring totals of the game. Cumberland Gap scored 19 points but allowed 18. It was good enough to win the period but not enough to catch up with Scott County who loaded the buses with a 59-51 victory.
Lydia Browning and Journey Baldo co-led the Lady Highlanders in scoring with 11 points each.
Brittney Cupp stayed steady in her scoring and led the Lady Panthers with 14 points. Hayli England had nine, Meredith Neely finished with eight and Hannah Heath scored seven during the second period only. Brittany Bean dropped in six points. Tabitha Roy recorded three points and two other Lady Panthers scored two each: Hayley Wilson and Alyssa Pierce.
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