Lexi Detweiler got South Knox started, and a 12-0 run late in the first half allowed the Class 2A honorable mention Spartans to cruise to a 47-30 triumph over visiting Eastern Greene in their home opener Saturday.

Detweiler had eight of her 10 points in the first quarter, while Mykayla Couchenour led the way with 14 points, including 7-of-9 free throw shooting. Hannah Ivers joined them in double figures with 11 points, and Macie Couchenour managed nine points.

South Knox (2-0) went up, 16-6, after one quarter, and after the Thunderbirds made a run to narrow the gap, the Spartans rattled off 12 in a row before taking a 30-15 halftime lead. The gap grew to 43-19 through three periods before Eastern (1-1) erased some of its deficit against South Knox's bench.

Kenady Hudson topped the T-Birds with 18 points, and Shelley Tarr was next with six.

South Knox won the junior varsity game as well, 49-19. Sydney Riker scored 13 for the Spartans (2-0), and Peyton Robbins eight as 10 players scored.

South Knox hosts Washington at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

SOUTH KNOX 47, EASTERN GREENE 30

GIRLS-SATURDAY

EASTERN GREENE

Padgettt (f) 1 0-2 2, Fulford (f) 0 0-0 0, Hudson (c) 7 3-4 18, Workman (g) 1 0-0 2, Tarr (g) 2 1-2 6, Ault 0 0-0 0, Kines 0 2-2 2, Carver 0 0-0 0, Inman 0 0-0 0, Henning 0 0-0 0, Deckard 0 0-0 0. Totals: 11 6-10 30.

SOUTH KNOX

Derouin 0 3-4 3, My. Couchenour 3 7-9 14, Holscher 0 0-0 0, Ma. Couchenour 3 2-2 9, Williams 0 0-0 0, Detweiler 5 0-0 10, Ellermann 0 0-0 0, Rusch 0 0-0 0, Ivers 3 5-5 11, Riker 0 0-0 0, Beard 0 0-0 0, Osborne 0 0-0 0, Fausnaugh 0 0-0 0, Kirk 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 17-20 47.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Eastern Greene |6-9-4-11 — 30

South Knox |16-14-13-4 — 47

3-pointers: Eastern 2 (Tarr, Hudson), South Knox 2 (My. Couchenour, Ma. Couchenour). Fouls: Eastern 16, South Knox 14. JV: South Knox 49-19.

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