By Michael Lindsay
A dominant first half led the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers to a non-district victory over Stone Memorial Tuesday evening, 66-21.
Cookeville exploded out of the gates en route to a 34-0 lead over the Lady Panthers midway through the second period en route to their victory.
Jordan Gillies led a balanced Lady Cavalier attack with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Allie Gillies posted 9 points along with 8 by Charlie Roby and 7 points each from Cassie Gallagher, Isabel Garcia and Macy Hudson.
For Stone Memorial, sophomore forward Kortney Headrick scored 9 points to lead the Lady Panthers.
Cookeville pitched a shutout in the first quarter as they led 25-0 after the first 8 minutes. Stone Memorial got on the board midway through the second as they trailed 44-6 at halftime.
The Lady Cavs cruised in the second half, outscoring SMHS 22-15 in the final two quarters to win 66-21.
Cookeville improves to 2-1 overall and takes 10 days off before hosting White County on Friday, Dec. 2.
Stone Memorial is scheduled to face Meigs County Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Cumberland County High School.
Cookeville (66): Jordan Gillies 14, Allie Gillies 9, Charlie Roby 8, Cassie Gallagher 7, Isabell Garcia 7, Macy Hudson 7, Morgan Duffey 4, Emma Horner 3, Cara Lee Gilbert 3, Grace Ann Kelly 2, Hannah Rich 1
Stone Memorial (21): Kortney Headrick 9, Lily Hinch 3, Ashley Whittenburg 3, Kailee Waldo 2, Madison Lefebvre 2, Emily Hazelton 2