Basketball Indy at Hickory Ridge

Tachai Miller drives against two Bulls defenders.
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MINT HILL, NC – The Lady Patriots started the game with Indy’s Jessica Timmons hitting a quick layup to take a 2-0 lead.  After the Lady Bulls tied the score, Braylyn Milton hit a baseline jumper to give Indy a 4-2 lead.  The Bulls pulled within one at 5-4. Then Braylyn Milton drove down the lane to give Indy a three-point lead at 7-4. With 3:45 left in the opening quarter, the Bulls drained a 3-pointer to tie the score at 7-7.  At the 3:19 mark, the Bulls took the lead 9-7 on a short jumper in the lane.  After Braylyn Milton tied the score at 9-9, the Bulls went on a 6-to-0 run to take a 15-9 lead.  As the horn sounded to end the first period, Braylyn Milton was fouled and made a free throw with no time on the clock to make to first-quarter tally 15-10 in favor of the Bulls. The Lady Patriots opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run with Kaylee Carson scoring on a quick layup followed by an Averie DiBenedetto top of the key jumper.  At the 6:43 mark Indy retook the lead 16-15 on another Kaylee Carson layup.  With 6:30 showing on the clock, Braylyn Milton grabbed a defensive rebound and went coast to coast for the basket putting the Lady Patriots up 18-15. However, the Bulls tied the score 18-18 on a 3-point basket with 5:48 remaining in the first half.  After tying the score, the Bulls scored in the lane and drew a foul, made the shot and retook the lead 21-18, and never trailed again.

Lily Todd
Indy’s Lily Todd (10) sets a screen for Braylyn Milton (4).

After the Bulls moved out to a 27-20 lead, Kaylee Carson and Braylyn Milton scored late quarter baskets to make the half time score 31-26 with the Bulls on top. The Bulls opened the third quarter with a layup off of an Indy turnover.    However, Gracie Breckenridge answered with a baseline jumper to make the score 33-28 with the Bulls still in the lead.  By the 2:28 mark, the Bills had opened a 42-30 lead and finished the quarter leading 44-34.

In the final stanza, the Lady Patriots made a run at the Bulls.  Jessica Timmons got things going for the Lady Patriots by hitting two free throws to make the score 44-36.  After a Bulls basket, Timmons nailed two free throws to keep Indy within eight points 46-38. With 5:57 remaining Jessica Timmons went back to the line and cut the lead to seven 47-40.

Kaylee Carson
Indy’s Kaylee Carson drives to the basket against a Lady Bull defender.

With 4:48 left in the game, Braylyn Milton hit two free throws cutting the score to five 47-42.  But the Bulls answered, and Jessica Timmons cut the score back to five 49-44 on a baseline jumper.  Kaylee Carson cut the lead to three 49-46 with three minutes left in the game. With 2:15 showing on the clock Indy’s Gracie Breckenridge grabbed an offensive rebound and got the stick back cutting the score to one 49-48. At the 1:53 mark, the Bulls hit their biggest basket of the night.  The Bulls nailed a 3-pointer to take a four-point lead 52-48. With 1:13 left in the game, the Bulls started playing keep away forcing Indy to foul.  With Indy having to foul, the Bulls moved back to a six-point lead with 47.9 seconds left in the game.  However, the Lady Patriots were not ready to give up.  Indy’s Kaylee Carson nailed a 3-pointer with 34.4 seconds showing on the clock to make the score 56-53. After the Bulls went back to the line and made one of their shots, Braylyn Milton drove the lane to make the score 57-55 with 25.1 seconds left in the game. The Bulls, back at the line, made one of their two shots 58-55.  The Bulls scored one more free throw to take a 59-55 victory over the Lady Patriots.  Braylyn Milton led the Lady Patriots with 17points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. Jessica Timmons added 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal.  Kaylee Carson scored 13 points, had 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal.  Gracie Breckenridge added 9 points,  grabbed 6 rebounds, had 2 steals and 1 blocked shot.

Independence  10  16   8   21 –  55

Hickory Ridge  15   16 13  15 –  59

On Wednesday night the Independence High School men’s basketball team opened the season with a 78-33 blowout victory over the Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls.  The Patriots jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked backed.

Landon King
Indy’s Landon Kings flies through the air after being fouled.

The Patriots placed four players in double figures.  Divine Allah led the team with 15 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.  Landon King had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.  Amir Davenport also scored 11 points.  He had 1 rebound, 3 assists, and 3 steals.   Camren Little added 10 points, pulled down 4 rebounds, and handed out 2 assists.  Tachai Miller scored 8 points,  had 2 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 assist.  Ralph Johnson had 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Jalen Hinton scored 5 points, 1 assist, and 2 steals.  Isaiah Thomas also had 5 points and pulled down 4 rebounds.  Reginald Smith had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal.  Zaire May finished the night with 3 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist.

The Patriot defense held the Bulls to 9 points in each of the first 3 quarters and gave up only 6 points in the final stanza.

Independence  14  18  28  18  –  78

Hickory Ridge    9    9    9    6  –  33

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