Rhea Girls Beat Fort Payne For Third Place In Hixson Invitational

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

Rhea County’s girls defeated Fort Payne, Ala., 73-53, in the consolation game of the Wildcat Invitational on Monday at Hixson High School.

The Lady Golden Eagles (12-4) recovered from a slow start to outscore Fort Payne, 52-31, in the second and third quarters and cruised to the victory.

Amber Levi led Rhea County with 18 points. Jessee Wallis scored 15 points and Katie Loden and Madison Rader each scored 10.

Levi and Wallis each earned spots on the all-tournament team.

Lexi Stover had 16 points to lead Fort Payne.


Rhea County                      5 26 26 16 – 73

Fort Payne                          10 13 18 12 – 53

Rhea County (73) – Levi 18, Wallis 15, Loden 10, Rader 10, Revis 6, Freeman 7, Miles 1, Thurman 4, McClendon 2, Keen, Carder, Messimer.

Fort Payne (53) – Lexi Stover 16, Bain 9, Chappel 8, Sheffel 5, McConnell 5, Goodner 6, McGrath 4.

3-Point Goals: Rhea County 7 (Revis 2, Levi 2, Rader 2, Freeman); Fort Payne 6 (Stover 3, Bain 2, McConnell).



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