|Published: 12:06 PM, 12/18/2012
||Last updated: 12:15 PM, 12/18/2012
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SEQUOYAH-Andrew Millsaps scored a season
high 33 points, but his effort could not net the Sequoyah High School Chiefs a win against Walker Valley, as Sequoyah fell 67-59 on Monday night.
The Chiefs were back to their high flying ways in the Chop House, though they were once again without the services of Taylor Hawkins and Brett King.
Hawkins absence placed more pressure on Millsaps to not only score from beyond the arc, but also to take more of a role inside. Millsaps did deliver, but with no inside force to combat the size of Walker Valley, the Chiefs were outmatched.
Justin Brownsfield netted 17 points, most of which were in the paint. Chase Hysinger had 11 and Clayton Morrow added 10 for the Mustangs.
Despite the size and depth issue, Sequoyah was in this game until the final seconds when the Mustangs pulled away.
Shon Stevens was the only other Chief to hit double figures in points with 11. Braden Strickland added five points while Trey Strickland hit one from deep, for his only points. Trevor King started again and threw in four points. Seth Schaffer had a trey, and Casey Denham, J.J. Harmon and Reuben Abernathy each had key rebounds throughout the night.
The Mustangs hit their free throws late to seal the win.
Lady Chiefs win, 76-48
The Lady Chiefs came home after a tough road loss in overtime to their bitter rivals. Upon returning
to the Chop House, Sequoyah enjoyed the luxury of having six players
score in double figures on their way to a 76-48 win over Walker Valley.
Chancey Welshan led all scorers with 16 points. Welshan has now scored in double digits in each of the last four games. The offensive boost wasn't just limited to Welshan, as Emily Ingram notched 14 points. Danielle Slack added 12, while Hunter Simpson, Kassidi Freeman, and Savana Atchley each netted 10 points.
Josee Weese and Laura Whited rounded out the scoring for Sequoyah with two points a piece. Jessica White and Suzy Guard both played, and rebounded well off the glass.
Walker Valley came out shooting in the first half. Their weapon of choice was the three ball, but the Lady Mustangs couldn't buy a basket.
Great zone defense by Sequoyah pushed Walker Valley to the perimeter, where they had little success. Sequoyah had a comfortable
41-18 lead at the half and never looked back.
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