Dragonettes Sweep Smith Co. Hall of Fame Play Day With Wins over Signal Mtn. and Station Camp

The York Dragonettes swept the Smith County Hall of Fame Play Day on Saturday, November 21 with impressive wins over Signal Mountain and Station Camp.

Both games were close, with the Dragonettes having to come from behind in each for the win.

In the game with Signal Mtn. the Dragons held a 17-16 first period lead, and led 33-30 at the half, before the Lady Eagles went on an 18-10 scoring run in the third period to take a 5-point advantage going into the final quarter 48-43.

The young Dragonette team responded with a tremendous comeback effort, led by freshman Harli Smith’s 14 points, and 6 points by Abigail Sandman, to put together 27-12 run and put the game away in the closing minutes to post the 70-61 win.

Harli Smith led the Dragonettes with 26 points, with Brooke Copeland adding 18, Lexi Smith and Abigail Sandman with 11 points each, and Emily Sewell with 4 points.

Aryn Sanders led the Lady Eagles with 25 points, with Brooke Whitmire adding 12, Mary Witherspoon 9, and Lydia Bledsoe with 8 points.

In the Station Camp game, it was a see-saw battle, with the Lady Bisons taking a 19-15 first period advantage, before the Dragonettes responded in the second period, outscoring Station Camp 17-11 to take a 32-30 haltime lead.

The Lady Bisons came back in the third period to go on a 12-8 run to take back the lead 42-40 going into the final frame, and for the second time the same day, the Dragonettes had to fight back, with Harli Smith leading the comeback effort with 10 points, as York went on a 16-10 run to retake the lead and take the 4-point vistory, 56-52.

Harli Smith led the scoring for York with 19 points, with Lexi Smith adding 13, Brooke Copeland 11, Emily Sewell 5, Camille King 4, and Abigail Sandman and Shea Sparks 2 points each.

Station Camp was led byJane Deason and Carolyn Fitch with 11 points each and Linzie Edwards with 10 points.

The Dragonettess now move into their regular season this week as they host a strong 3-A White County team on Tuesday night, November 24, and will then be idle until Tuesday, December 1 when they host another strong 3-A team in Stone Memorial.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.