Junior Lady Goblins fall short of conference title


Harrison Daily Times | 2/3/2021

Goblin Arena was the place for junior high basketball on Monday night.

A conference championship was on the line for the Junior Lady Goblins, but it was Gentry that took the title with a 38-25 win over Harrison.

In the eighth-grade girls game, Harrison claimed a 20-17 victory.

Junior Girls

The Junior Lady Goblins fell behind in the first half against Gentry and faced a double-digit deficit the rest of the way to suffer a 38-25 loss at home.

The first quarter featured the ball going through the net one time during a Gentry free throw.

The 1-0 score that started the second period turned into a 15-8 lead for the visitors at halftime.

Harrison found six points in the third period but the deficit grew to a 23-14 score after Gentry added another eight points.

The Junior Lady Goblins faced a 23-14 score to start the fourth period and were outscored by a 15-11 mark in the final 6 minutes to set the final score.

Liani Cash led the Harrison team in scoring with 11 points. Reese Ricketts added eight points, Abigail Henderson four and Mia Barrett two.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Harrison maintained a slim lead the entirety of the game in the eighth-grade girls contest and held on for a 20-17 win over Gentry.

Gentry was held to two points in the first period and Harrison began the second period with a 6-2 lead and took a 10-7 advantage into halftime.

Both teams scored 10 points in the second half and Harrison maintained the three-point difference to secure the win.

Brinkley Dove scored eight points to lead Harrison. Erin Pratt added six points, London Lee four and Sagar Clemence two.