DEFENSE: Carroll County’s Chasity Burgin attempts to knock the ball away from Henry County’s Sydney Abrams during Friday’s game. Henry picked up the win 55-41. (Staff photo by David Hill)
DEFENSE: Carroll County’s Chasity Burgin attempts to knock the ball away from Henry County’s Sydney Abrams during Friday’s game. Henry picked up the win 55-41. (Staff photo by David Hill)
Earlier this month, Carroll County's Lady Panthers defeated Henry County. On Friday, Henry County got revenge as the two met in the North American Stainless Tournament in Carrollton.

While the game was close at times, Henry County was able to come away with a 55-41 victory. The game was within 10 or 12 points until the fourth quarter, when the Lady Cats hit eight of 10 free throws to sew things up.

"I thought we played really good defense and forced several turnovers," said Carroll County coach Paul Stone. "The big downfall was we fouled them too many times and our shooting was sub-par.

"While our defense played a good game, we fouled them too many times and they capitalized by hitting the majority of their free throws. We only went to the line 11 times and hit just five."

Henry County's Cheyenne Clark scored 12 of her team's first quarter points, and the Wildcats held a 14-10 lead after one quarter. The freshman guard led her team in scoring with 27 points.

The Wildcats gained an eight-point lead in the second quarter, but Carroll came back on 3-pointers by Miranda Groseclose and Makena Kindoll and a steal- turned-basket by Sadie Smith to pull to within two at 20-18.

Henry County owned the final seconds of the half. A basket by Clark just before the buzzer gave the Cats a 31-18 advantage at intermission.

Carroll County pulled to within five late in the third quarter before Henry County converted a three-point play and a drive-ending steal.

A Carroll County steal and basket with 4:34 remaining turned out to be the Panthers' final points on the night. Henry County padded its lead on free throws.

Comparing last night's game and the one in early December, Stone said fouling and free throws were the big difference. "During that game, we shot more free throws and we didn't foul as much," the coach said. "Another factor, (Clark) was held to 15 points and she had 27 tonight.

"I think we play well in enough areas to win," Stone said. "But we can't foul as much, and we need a better shot selection and we need to do better at drawing fouls."

The Panthers meet Taylor County in NAS action at 2 p.m. today.

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Thursday's Girls' GAME

North American Stainless Tournament

at Carrollton

HENRY CO. 55, CARROLL CO, 41



HENRY CO. 14 17 12 12 - 55

CARROLL CO. 10 8 15 8 - 41



HENRY CO. (4-9, 2-2 District) - (g)Clark 27, (f)Bramblett 9, (f)Barmore 8, (c)Coomes 5, (g)Sy. Abrams 4, Vegh 2, Sh. Abrams 0, Hughes 0.

CARROLL CO. (1-9, 1-3 District) - (g)Williamson 11, (f)Groseclose 11, (g)Kindoll 9, (g)Amick 3, Arvin 3, (f)McIntyre 2, Smith 2, Burgin 0.

3-Point Goals - Henry Co. (3) Clark 2, Bramblett 1. Carroll Co. (6) Kindoll 2, Arvin 1, Williamson 1, Amick 1, Groseclose 1. Total Fouls - Henry Co. 12, Carroll Co. 19. Free Throws - Henry Co. 18-27, Carroll Co. 5-10. Fouled Out - Carroll Co. Groseclose. Next Game - Henry Co. continues play in the NAS Tourney Saturday. Carroll Co. hosts Taylor Co. at 2 p.m. in the NAS Tourney.