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HCMS Hornets win 41-26 over St. Bernard

The HCMS Hornet 8th grade boys basketball team pulled away during the third quarter then went on to win over St. Bernard by a final score of 41-26 on Friday at the middle school.

Ethan Heavrin hit a “3” during the first frame while Nolan Maxwell, Leland Wilson and Landis Pate all added two points and Hancock County led 9-8 at the first horn.

Maxwell hit two second quarter field goals and the Hornets’ held a 19-14 advantage at halftime. Grant Smith scored twice for Hancock before Maxwell splashed two 3’s as the Hornets won the third frame 14-4. Smith dished a running assist to Julius Girten, who made the catch in mid-air and finished at the rim.

Wilson and Smith both made good on 2 of 2 fourth quarter foul shots to help secure the victory.
Maxwell led with 14 points and Smith scored 10. Wilson had eight, Heavrin five, and Pate and Girten
scored two each. Tristin Fuqua led St. Bernard with 14 points. Harbin Emmick scored five.

Daviess County
Daviess County took control early on and never trailed during a 52-35 win over Hancock County in Owensboro Monday.

The Panthers sank two 3-point baskets in the opening quarter and led 14-3 after one. The Hornet offense improved as the game progressed, but the home team splashed two more 3’s in the second and led 26-10 at halftime.

Smith scored two baskets in the third and Maxwell hit a “3” for Hancock County as the Hornets more than doubled their score from the first half. Girten buried a fourth quarter “3” for Hancock and Smith was strong at the foul line, but it wasn’t enough to catch the Panthers.

Smith finished with 11 points and Maxwell scored 10. Wilson had four, Girten three, Heavrin and Aiden Haycraft scored two each. Johnson led DCMS with 13 points.

Seventh grade boys
The HCMS 7th grade boys team fell 22-14 to Daviess County in Owensboro Monday. Tripp Hager scored four first quarter points and the Hornets led 4-2 early on. The Panthers out scored Hancock County 8-0 in the second and led 10-4 at intermission.

The Hornets played toe-to-toe with the Panthers in the third and fourth quarters, but could not close
the gap. Hager led the Hornets with eight points. Wyatt Huff scored four and Colton Severs two points.
H. Ferguson led DCMS with nine points.

By Steve Wimmer

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