Turnovers doom HV against Falcons

from staff reports

   CHURCH HILL -- Volunteer forced 26 turnovers Friday night in taking a 56-48 Watauga Conference win over Happy Valley Friday night.
   "We made too many mistakes," said HV head coach Charlie Bayless. "We didn't handle the press too well. You don't beat anybody with 26 turnovers. You won't beat an elementary team with that many turnovers."
   The Warriors had made a run at the Falcons going into the final quarter trailing only 37-33 before Volunteer's tandem of Ryan Marshall and Andrew Nelms put the game away at the free throw line, where they connected on 10-of-11 foul shots down the stretch.
   "Marshall played well and Nelms made the foul shots, when they needed the," Bayless commented. "Free throws and turnovers beat us. We rebounded pretty good, we had 12 defensive and 11 offensive rebounds. We shot the ball pretty good and played good defense overall. We just made some bad passes and had some unnecessary fouls."
   Volunteer (3-1, 9-7) did make hay at the charity stripe going to the line 10 more times for 10 more points than the boys from Warrior Hill.
   Marshall and Nelms each had 18 points to led the Falcons' scoring attack, while Zach Bailey poured in another 10 points.
   The Warriors are still looking for their first conference win falling to 0-4 in league play and 2-8 overall.
   Once again, Chris Campbell paced the scoring effort for the Maroon and White with 17 points. Tim Whaley and Lamar Rollins each chipped in 7 for HV.
   Happy Valley now tries to capture their first league victory on Tuesday night when they play host to the Golden Raiders of Sullivan North.
   Volunteer 55, Happy Valley 46 (Girls)
   Joy Dobbs took a page from her male counterparts by scoring 18 in leading the Lady Falcons to the win over the Lady Warriors.
   Happy Valley (1-3, 3-10) jumped out to a 10-5 lead at the end of one quarter, but Dobbs and company roared back in the second to take a 26-22 lead into the half.
   The Lady Warriors tied the game going into the final eight minute stretch before Volunteer (3-1, 10-4) iced the game at the free throw line with Morgan Smith hitting all six of her attempts and as a team connecting on 14-of-16 foul shots.
   Tamaka Trammel and Leslie Cunningham both added nine for the Lady Falcons.
   Kandra Roberts led the Happy Valley scoring affair with 13 points. Terra Whaley with 11 points and Brandi Dugger with 10 also reached double figures for coach Ben Godsey's crew.