By Tim Chambers
BRISTOL, VA.— Often a good player can be a thorn in the side to opposing teams. Great ones can be a stake to the heart.
John Battle got pierced by a 31-point, 13-rebound effort from Brooke Rhodes in a 64-43 loss to Cloudland on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Borderline Classic at Virginia High.
Rhodes set the tone for the game with 10 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in the first quarter. The Lady Highlanders held an 18-8 lead after one.