TAD girls discard Science Hill

from staff reports

   T.A. Dugger's girls basketball teams completed a season sweep of Science Hill on Monday night in Johnson City, and the seventh-grade team clinched a share of the Middle Seven Conference championship.
   At Indian Trail's gym, the eighth-grade team stopped Science Hill 34-31, surviving a last-second 3-point attempt by Jessie Arnold. Takisha Avery led the Junior Cyclones with 12 points while Eden Treadway had one of her best all-around games of the season and totaled 10 points.
   Laura Bowman added six points and really worked hard on the boards to help her team maintain its second-place standing with a conference record of 7-2. The Junior Cyclones are 10-3 overall and also beat Science Hill at home by three points in December.
   In the seventh-grade contest, T.A. Dugger had its closest league game of the year with a 31-29 decision. The victory improved the Junior Cyclones to 9-0 in the conference and 12-1 overall. They can wrap up an outright championship with a win in Wednesday's makeup contest at Church Hill.
   Victoria Hopson had another standout game, scoring 21 of her team's 31 points. She also had 11 rebounds and six steals. Teammate Brianne Gouge hit a pair of 3-pointers and finished with six points and three steals.
   Hopson also made the game-winning shot, scoring after a steal with under a minute left in the game. Indian Trail missed the front end of a one-and-one with 10 seconds left and T.A. Dugger did the same with 3.9 seconds left. Then Indian Trail missed a midcourt desperation heave at the buzzer.
   Sapreesha Gallahar had 23 of Indian Trail's 29 points.
   T.A. Dugger defeated Indian Trail 50-28 in their first meeting.