Mustangs sweep Trojans
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SODDY-DAISY — A week between games didn’t seem to bother Walker Valley Monday evening as they rode into northern Hamilton County for a pair of key District 5-AAA victories.

Completing the regular season sweep of Soddy-Daisy, the Mustangs posted a 75-53 win, while the Lady Mustangs trampled the hosts 61-26.

Walker Valley will be back in “The Stable” this evening for another big district match up as East Hamilton comes calling.

The Lady Mustangs (14-8, 7-3 District 5-AAA) opened Monday’s makeup twin bill with a stifling defense that held the Lady Trojans (5-18, 1-9) to single-digit scoring in the first three periods.

Coach Jessica Stone’s fillies raced out to a 13-4 advantage by the quarter-pole and stretched their lead to 33-11 at the midway point.

Holding the host to another four-point period, Walker Valley was up by 30 heading down the home stretch to the 35-point victory.

Tennessee Wesleyan signee Victoria Jones, who nailed a trio of 3-pointers, and junior post DJ Mowery led the victors with 13 points apiece.

Junior Jaclyn Griffith was right behind them with 11 markers as a total of 10 Lady Mustangs got into the scoring column.

MUSTANGS 75, TROJANS 53

Coach Bob Williams’ stallions also got off to a quick start, doubling the host’s effort in the opening eight minutes for a 16-8 edge at the first horn.

The Mustangs (14-9, 5-5) hit a full gallop in the second period, going on a 22-4 run for a 26-point halftime lead.

Soddy-Daisy (9-12, 1-9) was able to put up a better fight against the Walker Valley reserves in the second half, actually outscoring the visitors by a 41-37 margin in the final two frames.

Senior shooting guard Brandon Crews drained four “long-range bombs” on his way to a team-high 16 points, while classmates Austin Harwood and Lukas Korn were right on his heels with 15 and 14 points respectively.

GAME SUMMARIES

GIRLS

Walker Valley 13 20 12 16 — 61

Soddy-Daisy 4 7 4 11 — 26

LADY MUSTANGS (61) — Victoria Jones 13, DJ Mowery 13, Jaclyn Griffith 11, Macon 6, Percy 4, Spann 4, Lay 4, P. Davis 2, C. Davis 2, White 2, Alomar, Cox, Patel.

LADY TROJANS (26) — Kelsea King 10, Hopkins 6, Harris 4, Ward 3, Hale 2, Phillips 1, Sims, Smith, Hancock, Woodward.

3-POINTERS: WV 3 (Jones 3); SD 2 (Hopkins, Ward).

RECORDS: Walker Valley 14-8, 7-3 District 5-AAA; Soddy-Daisy 5-18, 1-9 District 5-AAA.

BOYS

Walker Valley 16 22 15 22 — 75

Soddy-Daisy 8 4 17 24 — 53

MUSTANGS (75) — Brandon Crews 16, Austin Harwood 15, Lukas Korn 14, Nunnelly 8, Jones 6, L. Melton 5, C. Melton 5, Hunt 2, Williams 2, Herd 2, Swafford, Conway, Morrow, Montgomery.

TROJANS (53) — James York 17, Tucker Landreth 14, Floyd 6, Jeffries 5, Amos 5, Wright 4, Whymer 2, Kearney, Carter.

3-POINTERS: WV 7 (Crews 4, C. Melton, L. Melton, Harwood); SD none.

RECORDS: Walker Valley 14-9, 5-5 District 5-AAA; Soddy-Daisy 9-12, 1-9 District 5-AAA.