by Gary Andrews
The Southwood Lady Knight basketball team used bookend quarters to get past Bluffton Tuesday. The Knights had strong first and fourth quarters to pick up their fifth win of the season 44-33.
Southwood led 14-6 after the first quarter before running into scoring problems in the second and third. The Knights lost the second quarter 11-7 to lead 21-17 at the half.
Southwood continued to struggle on the offensive end in the third, putting up just 7 points, but held the Tigers to 7 and led 28-24 with a quarter to go.
The Lady Knights would find that magic again in the fourth out scoring Bluffton 16-9 to pick up the 44-33 road win.
Leading Southwood was Katie Stouffer with another double, scoring 16 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal, 3 blocks. Amy Bowman added 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assist, 3 steals. Brooke Elliott had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal. Emilie Harnish had 5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assist, 3 steals, 1 block. Haley Heath had 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal. Meranda Friend had 2 rebounds. Aleesha Phillips had 1 rebound. Taylor Heath had 1 rebound, 1 assist.
The junior varsity topped Bluffton 28-18.
Leading the way was Grace Whitham with 7 points. Taylor Heath added 6, Ashley parson 4, Aleesha Phillips 3, Makenna Dawes 2, Kelly Schmidt 2, Kassidy Atwood 2, Danielle Pegg 2.