CHURCH HILL — The story lines for the Volunteer Lady Falcons were numerous Friday evening after their 71-36 Big 7 Conference win over Daniel Boone.
The victory gave Volunteer control of second place in the conference ahead of the Lady Trailblazers. It also gave coach Jerry Myers an almost permanent smile.
“It’s the best game we’ve played in the six years since I’ve been here,” Myers said. “We played both offense and defense, shot well and played unselfishly."
The smile was also evident on the face of Volunteer junior Savannah Felgemacher.
With just under three minutes to go in the contest, Felgemacher sank a free throw to record her 1,000th career point.
She finished the evening with 24 points and 20 rebounds for the Lady Falcons (20-5, 5-2).
“This game was important to us. Winning was more important than the basket and that was a bonus if it happened,” Felgemacher said.
Emily Armstrong pumped in 16 points, getting 12 of them in the first half. Lindsey Overbey followed with 14.
Allison Littleton led Daniel Boone (15-8, 4-3) with 10 points.
Trailblazers coach Ryan Arnold did not want to specify what was said at halftime of the boys’ game, but it certainly worked. His team rallied to defeat Volunteer 57-45.
The Trailblazers trailed 28-14 at the half after managing to score only one point in the second period.
The Trailblazers (13-10, 3-5) took complete control in the second half by forcing turnovers that spurred a 16-2 run in the third period. The run was highlighted by 10 straight points by Dillon Reppart, who led all scorers in the game with 23.
David McFarland was tops for Volunteer (10-10, 2-6) with 11 points. Brad Halderman and Logan Boyd added 10 each.
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