Payback: Justice feeds Justice for 1,000th point
Princeton (59) Vs. Summers County (90)
Jan 17, 2016
for the Daily Telegraph
HINTON — Sometimes, payback can be a good thing.
Two weeks ago, Summers County's Brittney Justice made the assist that gave twin Whittney her 1,000th career point in a game at Woodrow Wilson.
Saturday afternoon at Hinton, the all-staters hooked up again, with Whitney feeding the ball to Brittney for her own 1,000th point to highlight a 90-59 victory for the Class AA No. 2, unbeaten, Lady Bobcats.
Brittney scored when Summers (12-0) got a rebound, went into transition and Whittney found her near the basket. Brittney made one move and hit the lay-up.
The junior forward finished with a game-high 29 points.
"I wasn't nervous, but I struggled. I couldn't hit a foul shot," Brittney said. "It was rough.
She missed six of her 21 foul shots, but in the long run it didn't matter. Summers moved out early, 24-13, thanks to its pressure defense. And when the opportunity occurred for Brittney to get the landmark bucket, Whittney was there for her.
"It felt good. I'm glad she got it, but I didn't even think of it at that time," Whittney said. "It just happened."
Like Whittney back on Jan. 6, Brittney was low-keyed about the basket.
"I smiled. I wanted to thank my team so much," she said. "I couldn't have done it without them."
Hallie Gunnoe, who led Summers to four consecutive state championships (2008-11), holds the school's scoring record with 1,744 points.
Brittney, the area's 2nd-leading scorer behind PikeView's Madison May (30 points per game) is now averaging 26 a night. She earned second-team all-state honors last season, while Whittney was a first teamer.
"Brittney is having a great season. Her versatility shows," coach Wayne Ryan said. "She can play post or guard, and she's putting up great numbers, and not just in scoring. Every night it's 26 points, 10 rebounds and five steals and five assists. That's a pretty high standard."
She had 10 rebounds and six steals against Princeton. Whitney was good for 26 points and six assists, while Hannah Taylor had 14 points, 10 boards and six assists.
Adrianna Mitchem led the 9-3 Tigerettes with 18 points, followed by Kaleigh Barker with 16.
"Princeton has a pretty good basketball team, but our pressure got the game into a tempo that favored us," Ryan said. "We created turnovers and got the ball down the court well."
Summers will travel to No. 1 Wyoming East on Thursday in a battle of two of the states best teams, regardless of classification.
"We still have a long way to be as good as I'd like us to be," Ryan said. "We have to improve on the defensive end and continue to fight for rebounds because we're not very big."

Danielle Hall 3 3-5 9, Madison Parsons 1 0-0 2, Adrianna Mitchem 9 0-1 18, Jaime Vest 0 2-4 2, Britney Long 3 0-0 6, Kaleigh Barker 3 9-11 16, Autumn Bradley 1 0-2 2, Dae Dae Eaves 2 0-0 4. Totals: 22 14-23 59.
Hannah Taylor 5 4-6 14, Morgan Miller 3 0-0 6, Tiffany Cline 3 0-0 7, Brittney Justice 7 15-21 29, Whitney Justice 7 11-12 26, Jordan Sigman 2 0-1 4, Erica Merrill 1 0-0 2, Bryanna Bragg 1 0-0 2. Totals: 29 30-40 90.
Princeton.........................14 9 16 20 — 59
Summers County............23 13 30 24 — 90
3-point goals: P: 1 (Barker); SC: 2 (Cline, W. Justice) Players. Fouled out: P (Vest, Long, Hall).

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