Ellen Meserve had a career high scoring night to lead the Hancock County 7th grade girls to a 29-24 win over St. Mary’s at Whitesville Tuesday.
Four Lady Hornets scored in the opening quarter which resulted in a 7-3 advantage. St. Mary’s battle back to win the second frame and the game was tied at 10 at halftime.
Meserve, a 6th grader, hit four free throws in the third and Jacey Husk and Zoey Wills had two points each, but the home team won the quarter and led 21-18.
Meserve sparked a comeback with four made field goals in the fourth while the defense held St. Mary’s to three points over the final eight minutes. Meserve scored 17 points, Wills had four, Ryleigh French three, Husk and Laney Keller had two each and Rebekah Wills hit a free throw.
Olivia Starks led St. Mary’s with 14 points.
The HCMS Lady Hornets 7th grade basketball team played down to the wire only to fall 21-20 at St. Romuald at Hardinsburg on Nov. 6.
Ryleigh French, Rebekah Wills and Ellen Meserve all scored two first quarter points andHancock County led 6-2 at the first horn.
Meserve put in four second quarter points, but the home team won the frame and trailed 12-10 at halftime.
Laney Keller made two field goals in the third, but St. Romuald countered with a 3-point basket and two in- side scores to lead 17-16.
The two teams played evenly throughout the four th as St. Romuald hung on for the win. Keller and Meserve scored six points each to lead Hancock County. Zoey Wills had four, and French and Rebekah Wills scored two each.
Moorman led St. Romuald with eight points.
Grayson County took the early lead and won by a final score of 24-11 over
HCMS here last Thursday.
The Lady Cougars led 10-5 at halftime. The Lady Hor nets hung tough in the thir d before Grayson pulled away in the fourth.
Keller led Hancock with three points. Jacey Husk, Rebekah Wills, Zoey Wills and Meser ve all had two each. Rebekah pulled down seven rebounds and Zoey had five boards. Keller made three steals and Husk two. Meser ve had two rebounds.
Perry Central had too much firepower during a 38-13 win over the Hancock 7th grade on Nov. 2. Meserve scored seven points to lead HCMS. Keller, Rebekah and Zoey Wills all scored two each.