Depth keys 67-33 Lady Ads win

HARDIN VALLEY — Brooke Christian didn’t start Farragut High School’s recent District 4-AAA game at Hardin Valley Academy, but she wasn’t on the bench long.

Christian provided a huge spark to help propel the Lady Admirals to a 67-33 victory over the Lady Hawks Friday night, Jan. 4.

She entered early in the first quarter and promptly scored eight points off the bench.

“Sometimes it’s nice to come in and have energy when everybody else is a little tired,” said Christian, a senior wing and varsity standout since her freshman year. “I don’t really mind (coming off the bench) because I know that we all get to rotate and we all get our chances to start.”

She would score 11 points for the Lady Ads (15-4 overall, 5-2 in the district), who opened an 18-2 lead in the first quarter.

“If she told you that she likes coming off the bench, she’s lying and that’s what you want,” FHS head coach Jason Mayfield said. “The girls all know that we actually have about nine starters. They know that we rotate and we always change lineups. They all know that.”

Morgan Carbaugh, FHS senior guard, made four long-range jumpers and scored a game-high 16 points. Claire Wyatt, junior wing/post, scored 11, while Avery “Ace” Strickland added eight. Macy Barnes and Keeleigh Rogers scored six apiece. Sydney Chapman tossed in five points and Madison Hodge added four.

“It’s a little hard to complain when you win a road district game by more than 30 points,” Mayfield said.

For the Lady Hawks (3-13, 1-6), “I thought we played hard,” HVA head coach Jennifer Galloway said. “I was happy with our effort but I wasn’t happy with the outcome.”

Kiara Inman, senior guard, paced Hardin Valley with 13 points while Tori Adams and Malaka Grice scored seven points each.