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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.

Chris Austin
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Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University. Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS. Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA. Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

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