The Lady Knights of J. Frank White Academy played their last two games of the 2016 Holiday Classic against Hancock County and Pineville. They played Hancock County Dec. 17 and Pineville Dec. 19. They played well both games but couldn’t come away with the much-needed wins.
The Hancock Lady Indians opened up their game with a six-point lead after one period of play. The Lady Knights turned the tables on Hancock during the second period and the Lady Knights got back in the game. At the half the score was 13-10 and JFWA had the momentum going into the third period. Hancock scored two points more than the home team during the third at 11-9 and was seeing a shift in the game back in their favor. The Lady Knights slow first period start was their downfall as the final period was close on the scoreboard at 16-14 with the Lady Indians winning the period and the game 40-33.
Marlie Anderson led the Lady Indians with 12 points while JFWA was led by Tameka Lowe and her game leading 13 points. Bereya Piercy finished with 10 and Bri Tinnell dropped in five. Rachel Harville, Kyla Piercy and Talyn Dibrell also recorded scores.
During the Pineville game the outcome was really settled during the third period. Pineville won the first period 14-8 and the second period 11-7 to hold a nice ten-point advantage at the half, 25-15. During the third period the Lady Lions shut out the Lady Knights 13-0 and cruised to a 46-29 victory.
Pineville’s Jill Enix scored 23 points to lead her team. Kyla Piercy and Bereya Piercy both scored in double figures for the home team with 12 and 10 points respectively. Kaylor Neely, Tameka Lowe, Bri Tinnell and Rachel Harville also combined for seven points.
The Lady Knights are still trying to find themselves on the floor according to Coach Dan Piercy and when all the players finally put out a solid game they will be a dangerous team.
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