Lady Cougars remain unbeaten against MAC teams
The Lady Cougars have won all seven games this season against Mountain Athletic Conference 3A/4A opponents this season after knocking off North Buncombe, Enka and Asheville High on the road last week.
Heritage was too much for the Asheville High girls to handle on Friday night as the Lady Cougars overcame a first quarter deficit to post another double digit win.
The 56-40 victory improved the Lady Cougar record to 7-0 on the season with only another match-up with Enka remaining on the non-conference schedule before Heritage begins the defense of their Western Highlands Conference title this Friday night at home against Hendersonville.
Heritage trailed Asheville 13-8 after a slow start in the first quarter but the Lady Cougars got their legs underneath them and following a Brianna Woody’s put-back early in the second quarter Mountain Heritage led for good.
Brianna Woody paced the team with 13 points while Destiny Elkins and Nyssa Freeman added 11 apiece and Samm Chandler and Kaylon Johnson chipped in 9 and 7 points respectively in a well rounded scoring effort.
“Following the game Heritage Coach Susie Shelton noted that this was the Lady Cougar’s third road game this week, saying “We missed a lot of easy shots. But we played with a lot of poise and hung in there.”
The Lady Cougars opened up the week with a 60-44 win at North Buncombe. Heritage forged a five point lead in a 15 point first quarter and they never looked back at the Lady Hawks .
Samm Chandler and Destiny Elkins were very active in the paint and led the team in scoring with 17 and 16 points respectively, while Nyssa Freeman (12 points) and Brianna Woody (10 points) also scored reached double figures in scoring.
At Enka on Wednesday night, the Lady Cougars shook off a slow start and exploded for 24 points in the second quarter fueled by the three point shooting of Nyssa Freeman and Kaylon Johnson.
Freeman connected on treys on three straight trips up the floor midway through the second quarter and Johnson added two more long range bombs to blow the game open and push the Lady Cougar lead out to 12 points at the intermission.
Samm Chandler (16) and Brianna Woody (12) got most of their points with hard work on the inside while Freeman and Johnson finished with 11 and 8 points respectively.
Heritage will be back in action when Enka comes to Burnsville on Tuesday. Come out and show your support.
By David Grindstaff
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