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On Monday the Ava girls turned it around and picked up a win at Hartville.
The Ava ladies took a 20-point flogging at Cabool on Friday night, losing to Seymour 58-38.
After a close first quarter that resulted in an 8-all tie, Seymour outscored Ava 21-11 in the second quarter and continued to pull away in the second half.
Seymour had three players in double-digit scoring, led by Brittany Sanders with 13 points.
Ava was led by Payton Lakey with 19 points, which put her over the 1,000 career points mark. She will be recognized for that accomplishment when the Lady Bears host Rogersville tonight (Thursday).
Tonight’s action was originally scheduled to begin at 5 o’clock with a freshman game. However, Rogersville notified Ava school officials Tuesday that they have no freshman team, so action will begin with the junior varsity game at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity game.
Others scoring for the Lady Bears in the Seymour game at Cabool on Friday night were Jorie Garrett 7, Emily Sterling 6, Bethany Horn 4, and Abbie Lansdown 2.
At Hartville Monday night, four Ava players scored in double figures, led by Lansdown’s 14 markers. Garrett had 13 points and Lakey and Horn added 12 apiece. Sterling had two points for Ava.
Megan O’Dell led Hartville with 13 points.
Ava connected on 13-of-24 free throws in the Hartville game.
Ava led Hartville 22-21 at the half, but used a 19-10 third quarter run to pull ahead and win.
After the Rogersville game here tonight, the Lady Bears will travel to Salem on Monday to open SCA conference play. The Lady Bears will not play again until after Christmas when they enter the Lebanon tournament.