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Lady Mavs get ‘big’ District 4-AAA win

Anderson County High School’s girls basketball team has been filled with struggles — at least early on — but the Lady Mavericks notched a key home victory as they outlasted Scott 53-41 Friday night at ACHS.

“We got a win when we really needed a win,” Anderson County Coach Mitch Cupples said after the Lady Mavericks improved to 3-5 overall and 1-1 in District 4-AAA. “This was a big win for three reasons.

“The first reason was that we needed it. The second reason was that it was a district win, and the third reason was because it was a home win in our first home game in a while. You never throw a district win back, no way.”

The coach noted that the win against the Lady Highlanders was one of his squad’s best efforts of the season.

“This was a good win for us, and I saw some really good things,” Cupples said. “We did well on some things we had been working on and we hit big shots, open shots and we played better.

“We played better longer.”

Lydia Meldrum led the Lady Mavericks with 20 points. Jaylynn Bullock added 15 against the Lady Highlanders.

Anderson County opened the week on a losing note as it fell to Gibbs 37-29 in a non-district game on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Corryton.

“We weren’t patient and our shot selection wasn’t good,” Cupples said. “When you give up 37 points, you should win all of those games.

“It was a struggle.”

Emily Mustard scored 14 points against the Lady Eagles.