Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Tuscaloosa Academy Girls Find Scoring Balance

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Tuscaloosa Academy Girls Find Scoring Balance

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TUSCALOOSA | Eight players broke into the scoring column Tuesday as the Tuscaloosa Academy girls basketball team defeated East Memorial Christian Academy of Prattville 35-13.

Addison Harrison had a game-high 10 points as the Lady Knights improved to 4-0. Krissy Pruitt, who had shouldered much of the scoring load in the team's earlier games, finished with seven points. Hallie Harrison added six points.

"That's one thing I challenged our girls on tonight," Tuscaloosa Academy coach William Johnson said. "Just somebody to give us some scoring, more of a team effort in scoring. That's the one big plus of tonight is we did that. We had a group effort in scoring. A lot of girls got in the scoring book, and that's always good."

Tuscaloosa Academy led 10-1 at the end of the first quarter, but the Lady Wildcats cut the margin to 14-9 by halftime. The Lady Knights allowed two points in the third quarter and two in the fourth. Tuscaloosa Academy led 26-11 at the end of the third quarter.

"I thought we played very flat in the first half," Johnson said. "I thought we looked tired. I challenged them at halftime to come out with a lot more defensive intensity. We did, and we got some run- outs in the second half that really kind of broke the game open. We did a lot better job in the second half than we did in the first half defensively."

Molly Edwards and Katlyn Simpkins scored four points each for East Memorial Christian Academy.

Tuscaloosa Academy will play Heritage Academy Thursday in Columbus, Miss. …

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