DEFENDING CHAMPS OPEN WITH WIN
GREENEVILLE -- Defending GreenBank Ladies’ Classic champion Mt. Juliet began its 2010 title defense with a solid 69-33 day one win over Unicoi County Tuesday morning.
Junior post Caya Williams, last year’s tournament MVP, led the Lady Bears with 21 points, nine rebounds and three steals to hand the Lady Blue Devils their first loss of the season.
Unicoi County (7-1) scored the game’s opening basket, then Mt. Juliet used its strong defense to spark an 11-0 run that kept the Lady Bears (11-1) out front for good.
Mt. Juliet forced Unicoi County into 11 first half turnovers, converting them in 19 points for a 35-10 halftime lead.
The Lady Bears limited Unicoi County to only two made field goals in the first half and nine for the game.
Paige Baugher, Helen Mitchner and Katie Scott scored eight each for the Lady Bears.
Unicoi County was led by 10 points from Emily Edwards and nine from Rilie King.