KARNS—The Lady Wildcats held Karns scoreless in the third quarter of a 60-26 win over the Lady Beavers on Tuesday.
The game was closer at the end of the first quarter, which ended with Oak Ridge ahead 16-10. But the Lady Wildcats went on a 19-4 run in the second quarter, and the game was a blowout by midway through the third quarter.
Oak Ridge Coach Paige Green said the Lady Wildcats emphasized defense in the second half. They shut out the Lady Beavers in the third quarter and held Karns to 12 points in the fourth.
Sophomore post Mykia Dowdell, who already had 10 points early in the game, led Oak Ridge (12-3, 6-0 District 3-AAA) with 18 points. Freshman point guard Jada Guinn had 12.
Trinity Fisher of Karns scored 10 for the Lady Beavers (3-12, 2-5).
Oak Ridge made 16 free throws, compared to one for Karns, and 23 field goals (for two points each), compared to eight for the Lady Beavers. The Lady Wildcats shot 17-of-22 in the first half from two-point range, while Karns was 4-of-13.
But the Lady Wildcats made no three-pointers on Tuesday, while Karns hit three.
Oak Ridge will play its next two district games at home. First up is Halls (2-10, 1-3) at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 7.
Then, the Lady Wildcats will play Campbell County, who are also undefeated in the district at 13-3, 5-0, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 12.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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