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Lady Hornets win big at Whitesville Trinity


It was a great start to the season for the Lady Hornets when they took an impressive, 68-40 victory over the Lady Raiders at Whitesville Tuesday.

“We had a great night. We have a ton of room to get better so it’s exciting to come out with a win while knowing you can still be a way better team,” HCHS coach Kevin Husk said.

Bailey Poole was on fire as the senior knocked down three 3-point baskets in the first quarter. Senior Emma Morris hit a “3” and converted a four-point play while Ella House chipped in eight points and Hancock County led 26-13 after one frame.

It was more of he same in the second as the Lady Hornets out scored the home team 22-8 for a commanding, 48-21 halftime lead.

Hancock County eased up offensively in the second half, but the defense was as strong as ever. The Lady Hornets held Trinity to just four third quarter points then allowed playing time for the reserves in the fourth.

“Alexis Gay and Emma Morris are coming back from injury and they had a minutes restriction but I thought they both looked great on the court. Kendra Keown has been sick and it was great to have her back even though she wasn’t at 100 percent.

“We have some very big goals this year so I’m excited about getting tested early in the season by a good South Spencer team and coach Brent Matthew on Thursday,” Husk said.

House led the way with 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in just 16 minutes of work. Poole finished with 16 points, two boards, five assists and two steals, Morris had 11 points,  two assists and five steals, Lily Roberts had eight points, two boards and three assists, Alexis Gay had four points and two boards, Jadan Roberts scored four, Layni Roberts had two points and five rebounds, Kendra Keown had two points and four boards and Aubrey Meserve had two points. Izzy Ross pulled down three boards, and Allyson McCormick and Taylor Johnson had one rebound each.  Josie Aull led Trinity with 17 points.

By Steve Wimmer

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