Lady Hawks end regular season in dominant fashion; HVA boys fall in OT despite rally

HARDIN VALLEY — Taking control from the start and slowly building a huge lead, Hardin Valley Academy sent out its lone senior, sharpshooting wing Lexi Hall, as a big winner in what might be her final Lady Hawks home game.

Despite missing two of its most dominant inside players in sophomore post Kamiyah Love and junior wing Gracie Waite, the home team rolled 65-30 on HVA Senior Night Friday, Feb. 10.

With Hall scoring a game-high 17 points, ‘‘Lexi is a very special player, and obviously she’s a great three-point shooter,” said Jennifer Galloway, Hardin Valley girls head coach, whose team finished the regular season 18-11 overall and will enter this week’s District 4-4A Tournament as the No. 4 seed. The Lady Hawks will play No. 5 seed Maryville beginning at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Farragut High School.

Anna Claire Wrather scored 14 for HVA. Kyndra West added 10, Kamryn Butcher nine, Bella Buccola seven, Lily Adkisson five and Harper Abercrombie three points.

West 79 HVA 73 OT

Rallying from a six-point deficit with three minutes left in regulation, the HVA boys (No. 3 4A tourney seed) lost to West 79-73 in overtime.

Four 3-point baskets from wing Ben Brophy (16 total) led the Hawks (21-8), followed by 15 from wing Hakeem Rashid before he fouled out with 2:53 left in regulation. Jack Smith, HVA post, scored 11. “I thought we were tough in spurts, but other times we watched,” HVA head coach Andrew Arendt said.

Wing Dane Britton led the Runnin’ Rebs with 22, followed by big post Kevin Jack’s 20.

“West is a very good team; they’re well-coached and they executed,” Arendt said.