The Hornets looked unstoppable during a dominate performance at Tell City Tuesday. Hancock County blew out the Marksmen and won by a final score of 73-32.
Every starter scored for the Hornets in the first quarter and the outcome was visible early on. Cole Dixon and Ryan Ogle scored three baskets each and Hancock County led 23-3 at the first break. Kaleb Keown hit twice from beyond the arc in the second frame and Even Ferry scored three times. The halftime score was 42-13.
Devyn Powers led a 28 point explosion in the third. The senior buried three 3’s while his teammates followed suit. The Hornets advantage had grown to 42 points by the end of the third quarter when coach Mike Orr eased off in the fourth.
Hancock County shot an incredible 66.7% from the field. They were 5 of 8 from the foul line.
Keown, Ferry and Powers all finished with 15 points each. Dixon scored 14, Ogle 11 and Jack Duncan three. Ogle led in rebounds with 12. Ferry dished out six assists and made five steals.
The Muhlenberg County Mustangs came from behind in the fourth quarter and won 49-45 over Hancock County during a varsity game in Greenville Monday.
Evan Ferry and Ryan Ogle scored four points each during a competitive first quarter and the Hornets led 12-11 at the first horn. Devyn Powers led the offensive charge for HCHS in the second and Hancock County maintained a 23-22 advantage at intermission.
Kaleb Keown was the man out front in the third and both he and Powers connected from beyond the arc as the two teams again played evenly through the quarter.
Kanyon Johnson took over for the Mustangs in the fourth, hitting multiple baskets and scoring from the foul line. Muhlenberg’s defense held the Hornets to their lowest offensive output over the final eight minute frame.
Powers had 12 points to lead the HCHS offense and Ryan Ogle scored a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds, while adding three blocks. Keown had nine points, six boards, two assists and two blocks, Ferry had eight points, four boards and five assists, Cole Dixon had six points, four boards and two assists.
Johnson had 19 points to lead the Mustangs.
Edmonson County had three players score 20 points or more during a 69-62 win over Hancock County here Friday.
Ryan Ogle was getting it done on offense for HCHS in the first quarter, but the Wildcats Braden Wall and Braxton Highbaugh could not miss. Wall scored four times on mid range shots and Highbaugh splashed three 3’s to give the visitors a 17-11 lead after one frame.
Dylan Morris buried two 3’s off the bench for the Hornets and Ogle continued to score big in the second. It wasn’t enough to keep pace with Edmonson as they hit four more 3’s on the way to a 35-24 halftime lead.
Evan Ferry got rolling in the third and he and Kaleb Keown connected from downtown, but again the Wildcats won the frame and pushed their advantage to 16 points, leading 53-37.
The Hornets battled back in the fourth. Keown canned three 3’s, Cole Dixon and Ogle scored six points each in the quarter and Hancock was charging back when time expired on the comeback effort.
Edmonson shot 57% from the field and made 7 of 10 from the foul line. Hancock shot 49% and made 3 of 5 from the stripe.
Ogle finished with 22 points and Keown scored 16. Ferry had nine, Morris and Dixon had six each, Devyn Powers scored two and Jack Duncan one.
By Steve Wimmer