The HCMS Hornets 8th grade boys basketball team came from behind to win 36-34 over St.Romuald at Hardinsburg on Nov. 21. The game was a tale of two halves as the home team won the first quarter 13-4 then increased that advantage to 21-8 by halftime.
The Hornets turned the tables in the third when Grant Smith scored two baskets and Ethan Heavrin splashed a “3”. Nolan Maxwell, Leland Wilson, Landis Pate and Kayden Severs all chipped in two points each and St. Romuald’s lead was trimmed to five points.
Trailing 28-23, Hancock County kept the pressure on and dominated the final frame. Smith and Maxwell scored six and five points respectively over the final minutes and Heavrin was perfect from the foul line as the Hornets won the frame 13-6.
Maxwell finished with 11 points to lead Hancock. Smith scored 10, Heavrin had five, Pate and
Severs scored four each and Wilson had two. Sam Kennedy led St. Romuald with 10 points.
Boys win big
Hancock County utilized a balanced offensive attack during a 56-36 win at Cloverport Monday.
The contest was highly contested throughout the first quarter, but when the horn sounded the
Hornets led 9-8. Wilson, Smith, Pate and Severs all scored for the Hornets.
Julius Winters took charge in the second when he buried two 3-point baskets. Severs chipped two field goals and the Hornets led 21-16 at intermission.
Heavrin showed his marksman skills from long range in the third and Maxwell scored four points to help Hancock pull away for a 38-23 lead. Maxwell and Winters both splashed 3’s in the fourth and Smith scored twice to finish things off.
7 th grade
The HCMS Hornet 7th grade boys basketball team went on a 20-2 second quarter run then went on to win by a final score of 50-13 during a game played at St. Romuald in Hardinsburg on Nov. 21.
Tripp Hager put in five first quarter points and Nick Hunter splashed a “3” as the Hornets led 12-7 after one frame. Hancock County was rolling on both ends of the court during the second period. Brandon Taul was on fire, scoring 16 of the team’s 20 points while the HCMS defense held the home team to just one field goal.
The Hornets’ 32-9 halftime advantage was enough to win, but the boys kept on charging. Hancock won the third quarter 8-4 and pulled farther away in the fourth behind the shooting of Wyatt Huff.
Taul led all scorers with 22 points. Hager scored 11, Huff had eight, Hunter three and Hunter Kleeman, Hendrix Van Cappellen and Colton Severs all scored two points each.
By Steve Wimmer