By Kris Freeman for White House High School
ANTIOCH – Jumping out to a 16-point lead at the end of the first quarter, the White House Lady Devils cruised to their fourth straight victory Monday with a 59-39 win at Ezell-Harding.
White House (6-4) got 17 points from sophomore Avery Droz, who scored 10 points in the second half after Ezell-Harding narrowed the gap briefly to six. But the Devils turned up the defense and just like the first quarter, smothered the Eagles into transition turnovers and easy baskets.
As a result of the big lead, White House was able to spread out scoring across the roster. Senior Cori Terrell dropped in eight points off the bench, and starting freshman Marley Hyde added seven. Junior forward Hannah Crabtree got the start and scored six, and seniors Alexis Bess and Madison Freeman scored four each. Junior Chloe Hart added four, sophomore Abigail Bradley three, and seniors Hannah France and Ragan Anderson had two, while sophomore Kayden Albin added two as well.
White House has won its last four games by 27, 35, 47 and 20, but will not get to play the remainder of the week as games on Tuesday and Wednesday were cancelled.
Ezell-Harding fell to 2-8 overall and was led in scoring by Danielle Russell with 16, Reghan Williams with 12, Emily Parsons five, Madison Coleman four, and Alysson McGill two. Both Coleman and McGill were injured during the contest and missed a significant amount of time. Coleman did not return, but McGill was bandaged after an incidental contact injury in the first quarter resulted in a slight delay of the game to clean the floor.
White House scored on ball movement and defense, shooting just five free throws in the game and making three. Droz and Bradley made the only three-point shots as White House powered the ball for 25 two-point field goals.