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Lady Huskies dominate Spain Park, punch ticket to Final Four

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

HANCEVILLE — The next stop for the Lady Huskies basketball team will be the Final Four at the BJCC after a dominating performance over Spain Park High School in the regional finals.

Hewitt-Trussville entered the regional championship game with an 0-4 record against the Jaguars on the season. But the girls put that in the rearview mirror and took the game that mattered most by a 72-56 score.

After a see-saw first quarter that featured nine lead changes, the Lady Huskies led 19-15.

It was the second quarter, however, that the ladies from Hewitt-Trussville began to show their dominance over the Jaguars. A withering defense and an inside outside offense from the Huskies was more than Spain Park could handle as Hewitt extended their lead to 39-28 at the half.

The Huskies led by 12 after three quarters of play and stretched the lead to 16 in the final stanza.

The Huskies were led in scoring by sophomore Amiya Payne with 23. Leah Harrison added 14, Erica Jones had 12, Morgan Kirk finished with 11, while D’yona Jones chipped in 9 for a balanced offensive attack.

Ashley Barker had 24 for Spain Park.

Harrison, Payne and D’yona Jones were named to the All-Tournament team with Payne collecting MVP honors.

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