Henryetta’s cagers left coal in the Christmas stockings for Morris as they walked away with back to back wins this week.
“We were able to get our shots to count and had some threes that made the difference,” said Lady Knights coach Glendale Threat after the HHS girls won 48-46.
Following that win, the HHS Knights dominated the second half of their game, scoring 27 points while allowing the tired out Eagles only 11. That resulted in a commanding 57-38 win for Henryetta.
In the opening game, the Lady Knights owned the first quarter with a 13-6 margin but Morris came back with a flurry of two pointers for a 20-17 lead.
That battle continued in the third period with Henryetta getting 11 points including one of the two three pointers by Katlyn Dwiggins to trail by two, 28-30 going into the final period.
Henryetta saw Kaylie Hamric, Dwiggins and Darien Christer each nail the long shots to take the win.
Lauren Lee, one of the new arrivals on the Lady Knights’ bench had 14 points during the evening with Christer, also a newcomer, getting ten. Dwiggins added nine with Kin Fowler sinking eight and Hamric seven.
First-year HHS boys coach Bunyan Johnson has been amping up the conditioning drills for the Knights this year and it paid off.
“We kept changing our defense and Morris couldn’t keep up with it,” Johnson said. “We put on a high power game and Morris was tired out after the first half.
The Knights were down by two, 13-15 at the end of the first quarter then Jared Fifth nailed a pair of three-pointers to boost Henryetta to a 30-27 lead at the half.
From there on, it was Henreytta all the way. The knights scored 15 in the third and another dozen in the fourth for the win.
Alex Hudson racked up 16 points to lead the HHS scoring parade with Fife tacking on 14. He had four three-point goals during the game.
Adding to the tally was Colten Wion with nine, Micah Lowe, seven, Daniel Bear six, Drew Brown three and Jordan Osterdock two.