Reporter Staff Report

Walnut Springs (15-7, 3-2) battled through an up-and-down week in girls basketball, dropping a tough one on the road to District 25-A Division II leader Huckabay before returning home to knock off Lingleville.

The loss at Huckabay on Jan. 18 hurts the Lady Hornets primarily because they already had a loss to Morgan in the first half of league play. Walnut Springs visited Morgan for the final time Tuesday in a game surrounded by playoff implications. The Lady Hornets visit last-place Kopperl Friday.

Huckabay rode its home-court advantage and 14 points from six-foot, two-inch post Kyla Stewart to a 47-25 defeat of Walnut Springs.

The Lady Hornets were down 22-12 at the break and were buried after being outscored 14-4 in the third.

Leading Walnut Springs was Shakota Billman with 11 points. She was the only Lady Hornet to score more than four.

Rounding out the scoring effort were Denver Daughtry (4), Ashley Mitchell (3), Brooke Townley (3), Alyssa Godwin (2) and Cheyenne Stephens (2), who led the team with seven rebounds.

Back home against Lingleville, the lady Hornets picked up 16 points and six steals from Billman in a 41-25 win.

This time it was Walnut Springs with the 10-point halftime lead, up 24-14. It was 31-19 by the end of the third.

Townley tallied seven points and seven boards for the Lady Hornets, while Mitchell scored five and Monica Muniz and Daughtry both had four. Daughtry also collected nine rebounds while Cheyenne Stephens had 12 to go with four steals and three points.

Godwin completed the scoring with two.