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Taylor Senseney’s last-second basket lifts Northwest High School Lady Vikings to one-point victory over LaVergne Wolverines
Clarksville, TN – Northwest High School’s Taylor Senseney knocked down a 12-foot jumper with 3.8 seconds left, November 22nd at the Willard Ross Memorial Gymnasium, to complete a fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory as the Lady Vikings defeated the LaVergne High School Wolverines, 43-42.
Senseney’s game-winner for Northwest (1-4) came after LaVergne’s Jasmine Smith’s driving layup with 25 seconds left had put the Wolverines up 42-41.The Lady Vikings had entered the final quarter down five points, 37-32, but outscored LaVergne (0-3) 7-1 over the first 4:02 of the period to take a 39-38 lead
It was the first lead for the Lady Vikings in the second half and their first since they led 21-20 midway through the second quarter.
Northwest trailed by two points, 25-23 heading into the second half, but saw the Wolverines build a lead out to as many as eight points, 34-26, with 4:11 left in the third quarter following a bucket by LaToya Darby.
Northwest would close out the third outscoring LaVergne 6-3 to head into the final period down five, 37-32.
The first half started with both teams being tied 4-4, after trading baskets over the first 2:35, but a three by Smith gave LaVergne a 7-4 lead at the 5:12 mark.
Northwest would respond with a 7-0 run over the next two minutes to take a four-point lead, 11-7, with 3:19 left in the opening quarter.
The Wolverines answered right back with four straight points to tie the game for the third time in the first quarter, 11-11, with 2:43 left.
Keya Ross – who scored eight points in the first quarter for Northwest – gave the Lady Vikings a 13-11 lead, with 1:20 left, but LaVergne scored the final three points of the quarter to go up one, 14-13 at the end of one quarter of play.
Ross would lead Northwest in scoring with 16 points.
The two teams would trade the lead a couple of more times in the quarter, before the Wolverines closed out the first half with a 7-2 run to lead by two at halftime, 25-23.
Northwest 43, LaVergne 42
Audrey Biggs 2, Crimson Reynolds 2, Jasmine Smith 18, LaToya Darby 13, Seana Morris 2, Shenice Hart 5. Team totals 15 11-25 42.
Keya Ross 16, Skyler Dixon 3, Taylor Comeaux 3, Kayla Bradley 7, Jashia Huey 2, Taylor Senseney 6, Madeline Jones 3, Kaitlin McLaughlin 3. Team totals 16 10-22 43.
3-point field goals: LaVergne 1 (Smith 1), Northwest 1 (Bradley 1).
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.
Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
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