By DOUG EADS
For the second time in two days, the Southwestern Lady Warriors once again proved the proverbial cream always rises to the top.
Taking on the number-five ranked team in their respective class in the Rocky Top state, Junior Molden’s club got a balanced scoring attack from the big three of Kennedy Harris, Regi Cundiff, and Alexa Smiddy, and the North Greene Huskies from Tennessee proved to be no match for the blue and orange from the Bluegrass State in the second round of the Smokey Mountain Classic in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
The trio of Harris, Cundiff, and Smiddy scored 42 of the Lady Warriors 57 points in the contest — scoring 14 points each — helping Molden and crew to another impressive victory — this time by a final score of 57-40.
“This was a really good victory for us over a very good North Greene team,” stated Molden, immediately after watching his club improve to 7-1 on the season.
“The final score really didn’t indicate how good North Greene actually was,” added the Lady Warrior head coach. “They were ranked number five in their class in Tennessee, so this was a very nice win for our team.”
Southwestern put this one away early once again, by racing out in front of the Huskies, leading this one by a score of 26-19 by halftime.
Then, Molden and crew was able to ice this one away in the third period by outscoring the Huskies 20-8, taking a very comfortable, 46-27 lead headed into the fourth stanza.
Southwestern will close out play in the tournament on Saturday.