Lady Cougar Outside Barrage Too Much for Lady Mohawks
The Rector Lady Cougars made 11 of 17 attempts from beyond the arc, as hot shooting led RHS to a 74-34 victory over the hosting Lady Mohawks Thursday night at Piggott.
Piggott started strong, with emotions high following the evening's Senior Night festivities. Senior Mallory Wright scored six of the Lady Mohawks' first eight points, with her spinning drive to the hoop with 4:22 remaining in the period knotting the score at 8-8. The Lady Cougars answered with a 14-3 run over the remainder of the period which put the momentum squarely in Rector's favor.
Perimeter shooting was critical for Rector. The Lady Cougars made 11 of 17 attempts from beyond the arc, taking over on the night. RHS led throughout: 22-11; 43-19 and 65-29.
"We shot the ball extremely well," Rector coach Matt Dean said. "That's probably our best shooting performance, as a team, this season. Hopefully, we can build on that and make a run in the postseason."
Gunn led Rector with 20 points in the win, including four three-pointers. Brittany Fair added 11 points with three triples. Also scoring for Rector were Johnna Lopez 9, Bekah Scott 8, Kristen Smart 6, Essman 5, Cheyenne Ellis 5, Anna Blackshare 4, Harmony Brown 4 and Lena Haley 2.
"Give Rector credit, they came ready to play and shot the lights out," PHS head coach Alan Rabjohn said. "Coming in, I knew this was going to be a tough matchup with both teams ready to go. I think we came out and played with good intensity early, sparked by our three seniors (Wright, Joelle Gordon and Kayla Morgan), but we just couldn't sustain it. They started hitting those threes and it took the air out of us."
Wright led Piggott with 12 points. Also scoring for the Lady Mohawks were Joelle Gordon 5, Sydney Tarno 4, Kayla Morgan 3, Bailey Pollard 2, Jessie Scheffler 2, Kacey Crossfield 2, Shelby Chavez 2 and Alexa DeHart 2.
A frightening moment in the third quarter saw Wright leave the game with an ankle injury. She did not return to the contest, but was able to move on her own later in the evening, in what is hoped to be a good sign for the talented senior.