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Big first half lifts Northeast Lady Eagles past Montgomery Central Lady Indians 54-37


Montgomery Central High SchoolClarksville, TN – Getting out to a 17-point halftime lead, the Northeast High School Lady Eagles picked up their first win of the young season, November 14th at the Thomas-Young Gymnasium, with a 54-37 Hall of Fame Game victory over Montgomery Central High School.

Northeast (1-1) would get out of the gates quickly, jumping out to a 9-0 lead over the game’s first 4:48, before Montgomery Central’s MaKayla Flake ended the run with a basket at the 2:31 mark.

Northeast defeats MCHS 54-37.

Northeast defeats MCHS 54-37.

The Lady Indians get a three from Mallory Flake to cut it to four points, 9-5 with 2:07 left, but that would be as close as they would get with Northeast getting baskets from Jazzmyn Simpson and Sh’Niya Horn to give the Lady Eagles a 13-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

Simpson would lead all scorers with 17 points.

Montgomery Central (0-1) would score the first three points of the second quarter to get back to within five, 13-8, but the Lady Eagles would go on a 12-0 run – including four points each by Simpson and Brook Barnett – to go up 17 points, 25-8 with 3:45 left before intermission.

The Lady Indians would end the Northeast run with two free throws by Tori Moore, with 3:01 left in the second quarter to make it 25-10, but Northeast would outscore the Lady Indians 6-4 the rest of the quarter to take a 31-14 advantage into halftime.

The second half would see the Lady Eagles slowly extend their lead, including their largest margin of the game, 24 points, at 45-21 following a basket by Danayla Odom with 2:52 left in the quarter.

But the Lady Indians would close out the quarter with a 10-2 run to outscore Northeast 17-16 overall in the quarter and trail by 16 points, 47-31 heading into the final eight minutes of play.

The final quarter would see Montgomery Central continue it surge, getting to within 14 points, 49-35, on a basket by Leslie Bradley with 5:42 left.

But that would be as close as they would get the rest of the way, as they only managed two more points, with the Lady Eagles coming away with a 17-point victory.

Box Score

Northeast 54, Montgomery Central 37

1 2 3 4 Final
Northeast Lady Eagles 13 18 16 7 54
Montgomery Central Lady Indians 5 9 17 6 37


Northeast: Michelle Donner 11, Nataszja Freeman 3, Jazzmyn Simpson 17, Sepe Moore 7, Plezhane George 2, Brook Barnett 7, Danayla Odom 2, Sh’Niya Horn 5. Team totals 23 6-13 57.

Montgomery Central: Leslie Bradley 5, MaKayla Flake 6, Tori Moore 2, Monica Flake 2, Janie Smith 5, Kristin Ford 2, Mallory Flake 10, Shirece Lyle 5. Team totals 9 18-33 37.
3-point field goals: Northeast 2 (Donner 1, Moore 1), Montgomery Central 1 (Mal. Flake 1).
Records: Northeast 1-1, Montgomery Central 0-1.

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