The Hornets showed signs of what they’re capable of when they defeated Whitesville Trinity by a final score of 64-53 at HCHS Monday. Trinity had recent wins over two teams the Hornets had fallen to, but Hancock County was the better team on this night.
Kaleb Keown and Devyn Powers both connected from 3-point range in the first and Even Ferry scored twice for HCHS. The Hornets won the first frame 18-13. Ferry and Powers continued to score in the second and Ryan Ogle popped in a “3” to help give the home team a 29-23 halftime edge.
The third quarter belonged to the Hornets. Keown again hit from beyond the arc and also scored a conventional 3-point play during a 20-9 run for Hancock. Powers added another “3” and Fer¤21ry chipped in four points.
Whitesville made a run in the fourth, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Hornets secured the win despite missing eight free throws during the final frame.
Powers led all scorers with 18 points that included three 3’s, while adding four boards and three assists. Keown had 17 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and five steals, Ferry had 14 points, six boards and six assists, Cole Dixon had seven points, eight boards and three assists, Ogle had four points, five boards and three assists, Dylan Morris had two points, Luke Brown and Jordan Payne had one point each.
Gavin Howard led Trinity with 16 points.