By Sam McGaw | Photos by KINDELL MOORE
Aggressive defense ignited the Nolensville Lady Knights against Spring Hill Friday.
Trailing by two with 1:53 left in the game, Nolensville (9-8, 2-2 District 12-AA) utilized two takeaways to close with a 12-3 run for a 48-41 win at home.
“We played terrible for most of the game, and then we played like we’re supposed to play in those final two minutes,” Nolensville head coach Chris Ladd said. “We’re mainly freshmen, so these are lessons we have to learn.”
Freshman Trystan Wepking proved the spark with a steal and a layup to tie the game at 38. Following a three-pointer by Holli Finnell, Wepking added her second layup in less than a minute to push the Lady Knights ahead 44-41.
A takeaway and a layup by Sydney Mickulin and two free throws by Grace Baird closed the scoring.
“Tristan Wepking comes in the game and makes a huge steal, and that kind of flipped the game for us,” Ladd stated. “We were executing our plays and getting good shots, but we just weren’t making them. Then, we finally made a couple go down and we got some energy.”
Baird had a team-high 13 points for the Lady Knights, while Mickulin posted 11.