Hines leads LMS girls past Madison Middle
by Paul Adkins
MADISON — Carol Workman said before her Logan Middle School basketball team hit the hardwood last week against Madison that she needed Lexi Hines to have a breakout game.
Hines had the game LMS Coach Workman was looking for, delivering in a big way as the Lady Wolves rolled to a 42-30 win over Madison Middle School at the Madison Civic Center last Thursday.
Hines poured in 17 points, grabbed three rebounds and also had two steals, two assists and two blocked shots before suffering a minor knee injury in the fourth quarter.
Hines also got the job done from the outside as she was 4-for-7 from 3-point territory.
“Lexi came out and really carried us in the first half,” Workman said. “I think she got bumped hard into another girl’s knee, but she is fine.”
Beth Adkins came off the bench and ignited a big LMS rally with a 13-point performance. She was also 5-for-6 from the free throw line.
“Beth is a player that can go to the basket, draw the foul and make the shot. She did that two or three times tonight,” Workman said.
Jamyaa Knox also came up big for the Lady Wolves. She matched up all night with Madison’s Maddy Weeks and was able to shut her down.
“Weeks is considered one of the best players in the Black Diamond Conference and Jamyaa held her to two field goals,” Logan Middle School JV coach Hazel Mollett said.
Knox finished with three points, four assists and six steals — four of which came off of Weeks.
Steph Curry contributed four points and a team-high six rebounds for Logan along with three steals.
The Lady Wolves’ Sydney Roberts fought through early foul trouble, finishing with two points and two steals.
Tomi Nelson added three points and two blocks for LMS.
“We were extremely rusty, but the girls stepped up after a slow start and really dominated the ballgame,” Coach Mollett said.
In JV action, Jazmyne Early led the Lady Wolves to a 27-11 victory for LMS as she finished with six points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot.
“Jaz did a good job on controlling the boards,” LMS assistant coach Scott Grimmett said.
Jaden Oney chipped in with four points, one rebound and one steal for the Lady Wolves.
Ally Sipple had three points, three assists and two rebounds. Lara Elkins had three points and five rebounds for Logan, while Steph Eplin also had three points and three steals.
Alexis Perry had two points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals. Maggie Doss had two points, three rebounds and three steals. Britney Welch also had two points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist for LMS.
Lexi Cantebury added two points and two rebounds, while Whitney Workman and Chelsea Napier each had two rebounds. The LMS Lady Wolves were scheduled to return to action on Wednesday night at home vs. Guyan Valley.
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