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Tuscola girls, North Henderson boys continue stellar seasons

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WLOS - A pair of double digit win teams met up Thursday in one of the nights only high school games across WNC. Tuscola (11-4) came out sluggish against North Henderson (11-6), leading to a 33-22 deficit at halftime. The Knights came out blazing, with Kyle Decker registering buckets on each of the teams first two possessions. He led NHHS with 17 on the night. The Mountaineers mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter, outscoring North Henderson 20-13 in the period behind a game-high 20 points from Landon Henley. It wasn't enough, however, as the Knights held on for a 57-15 win.

North Henderson has eight days off before hosting A.C. Reynolds while Tuscola travels to Enka tomorrow.

In the girls game, Tuscola (11-4) played lockdown defense from whistle-to-whistle. The Mountaineers took a 30-8 halftime lead, playing mainly out of man defense and pressuring the Knights (2-15) every time they crossed halfcourt. "We tried to switch up some things for tonight's game," said head coach Ann Gardner. "We've been playing a lot of zone and decided to try to work on our man a little bit more and I think it was effective." Cierra Jackson tallied a game-high 10 points, getting 9 from forward Faith Robinson, and a combined 13 from the Glance sisters, Gracie and Shelby. For the Knights, Ashley Patton, Karlee Honeycutt, and Abigail Hedgepeth all scored 8 to tie for the team lead.

North Henderson and Tuscola share their boys teams' upcoming schedules.

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