Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lady Vikings Eliminated; Brooks Scores 2000th Point

LAWRENCEBURG, TN- For three straight years, the Lady Vikings (18-13) of Perry County have been blessed with making the Region 6A Championship game every year. This season, however, the Lady Vikings went up against a well-oiled machine in the #1 ranked team in Class A, the Summertown Lady Eagles.

The Lady Eagles (29-1) came out on fire, with twelve of their seventeen points coming from behind the arc. The Girls in Blue were relentless from behind the arc, knocking down ten for the game, eight in the first half alone as they led 38-21 at the half.

In the second half, the Girls in Black started their comeback. The Lady Vikings, led by Freed-Hardeman signee Chynia Brooks and Junior guard Jaycie Roberts put the team on their back as they were able to get Perry County to within nine points at 59-50 with 3:30 to go. On their next possession, something truly remarkable happened. Brooks drove right, crossed over left, jump stopped and made a floater in the lane to make the score 59-52.

photo by WOPC Sports Director Jay Hinson

This wasn't just any floater, however. That shot put Brooks in a very prestigious club, the 2,000 point club. After the free throw miss, the Lady Eagles were able to knock down their free throw's and come away with a 68-52 victory. Summertown takes on the #2 ranked team in Class A tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Ralph Benson Memorial Gym in Lawrenceburg, the Huntingdon Fillies (24-1), who beat the Loretto Lady Mustangs (20-9) 37-36 in the first game of the night.

What a season for the Lady Vikings and what an amazing career for Chynia Brooks as she needed 27 points to get to 2,000 and that's what she ends up with, 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists in her final game as a Perry County Lady Viking Basketball player.

Freed-Hardeman University is getting an amazing ballplayer who I've watched since she was in junior pro. The girl I saw put her team on her back last season on the road at Chapel Hill in the Sub-State game and score a career-high 44 points to lead the Lady Vikings to Murfreesboro. The same girl I watched and broadcast for four years and called every made shot in her illustrious career. Chynia Brooks will go down as one of the best ballplayers to ever wear the Black and Gold, boy or girl, in Perry County Basketball history.

Brooks will be talked about from now on along with the names like Albert Ellison, Mike Rhodes, Brenda Moore, Kirk Haston, Kristal Edney, and Alecia Weatherly. All players who are legends in Perry County Basketball. Now that is a great club to have your name put alongside forever.