Breckinridge County took the lead with a 17-7 second quarter run then went on to win 51-37 over Hancock County during a varsity girls game at HCHS Friday. The Lady Hornets played without senior Bailey Poole, who is recovering from an achilles injury.
“I’m really proud of our girls and for how we fought all night,” HCHS coach Kevin Husk said. “Being without Bailey and limited minutes for Alexis (Gay) really hurt us, but our girls made no excuses.”
Lily Roberts and Ella House carried the offense for Hancock County in the first quarter and throughout much of the contest. Breck’s Elizabeth Grimes scored three times in the opening frame and the Lady Tigers held a slim, 10-9 advantage.
Adelynn Moorman hit three 3’s during the second quarter run that provided a 27-16 lead for BCHS at halftime.
The Lady Hornets fell farther behind in the third when Breck won the quarter 12-6. Hancock County battled back to win the final period 15-12 as Roberts splashed two 3’s. Emma Morris hit from downtown and House had four points.
“Moving forward we have to take better care of the basketball against teams that defend well and make sure we don’t get out rebounded. We don’t know how long we won’t have Bailey, but it will be a good opportunity for others to extend their games so once we get her back we’ll be a much deeper team,” Husk said.
Hancock shot 30% from the field and made 6 of 12 foul shots. Breck shot 43% and were 6 of 15 from the stripe.
Roberts finished with a game-high 20 points, with six rebounds and two assists. House had 12 points, nine boards, four assists and two steals, Morris had three points and four boards, Alexis Gay had two points and four rebounds, Kendra Keown had two boards, two assists and two steals, and Layni Roberts had two rebounds.
Caroline Lucas led Breck County with 14 points.
Eleven Lady Hornet players scored during a 56-26 win over Cannelton here Monday.
The Lady Bulldogs had just six players on the roster and one got injured during the game. Despite that difficulty, Cannelton played hard and their top player, Kendall Hale, was impressive to watch.
The Lady Hornets jumped out to a quick, 14-1 lead in the first quarter then added to that in the second. Allyson McCormick scored three baskets while Taylor Johnson, Emma Morris and Jadan Roberts all made 3-point shots for Hancock County.
Johnson and Ella House hit from beyond the arc in the third and Lily Roberts scored twice to help the Lady Hornets to a 50-16 lead.
Hale was blocking shots all over the place during the game and the star player scored in every quarter of play for Cannelton.
House had 12 points, four boards, four assists and five steals. Lily Roberts scored 10, four boards and two steals, McCormick had eight and three boards, Johnson six points, Morris five points, with five boards, three assists and three steals, Jadan Roberts, Ansley House and Carolina Jones all had three points each, Izzy Ross, Kendra Keown and Aubrey Meserve all had two each.
Hale finished with 25 points and 11 blocked shots for Cannelton. Bria Garrett hit one free throw.
By Steve Wimmer