Junior Aecha Helm scored 18 points and senior Kasey Smallwood posted a double-double as the Central Hardin Lady Bruins gave first-year coach Demond Thomas his first win with a 71-57 victory over 5th Region rival Taylor County on Friday night.
Smallwood had 17 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals as the Lady Bruins improved to 1-1.
“Wow. I’m usually really nervous, but I was a little more calm going into last night’s game,” Thomas said Saturday. “After the game they gave me the game ball, so it was special.”