Hiwassee Women Win First Game For Junior Johnson

Lady Tigers Blast Toccoa Falls, 71-38, For First Win Of Season

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - by Special To The Chattanoogan.com

Junior Johnson has never been one to shy away from a challenge, so he was quick to say yes when the job of women's basketball coach at Hiwassee College became available earlier this year.

Johnson was a brilliant point guard at Soddy Daisy back in his day and still has a deep love of the game.

His Lady Tigers presented him with his first victory on Friday night when they defeated Toccoa Falls College by a lopsided 71-38 final.

The Lady Tigers raced to a 34-9 lead in the opening half and never looked back.

Freshman Makayla Cordell led all scorers with 28 points.  She also had four rebounds and four assists for the winners.

Bethany Allen added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds while Dominique Stringer finished with nine points, six assists and six rebounds.

Kim Godby also scored nine points for Hiwassee.

Toccoa Falls is now 0-2 while the Lady Tigers are now 1-2.

(Email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@comcast.net)


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