It took only one half of basketball to remove the rust from an 11-day hardwood hiatus.
When Elizabethton’s girls took the floor in the second half, there was little Happy Valley could do.
Opening the third quarter with a 12-2 run, the Lady Cyclones built a 20-point lead and cruised into the District 1-AA championship game with a 70-44 victory over the host Lady Warriors in semifinal action Monday evening at Bayless Gymnasium.
“Happy Valley’s team played extremely hard, but I thought our kids played hard too,” said Elizabethton coach Len Dugger. “Were we a little rusty? We probably were. We haven’t played in 11 days. But that’s an awful special group of kids in there. The thing I love about them, they play hard night in and night out.