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Lady Hornets make 19 steals during win over Trinity

Sophia Newby surveys the court while driving towards the hoop during a recent varsity girls game at the high school.

Lady Hornets Victorious!

The Lady Hornet varsity began the game with a 17-5 run then went on to defeat Whitesville Trinity by a final score of 57-31 last Thursday at HCHS. Hancock County players made 19 steals in the game.
“The team is playing hard and our defense is leading us – that’s how we win games,” HCHS coach Kevin Husk said.

Ella House scored three times in the first quarter and Ansley House scored twice. Sophia Newby chipped in three points while Carolina Jones and Allyson McCormick hit one field goal each. Hancock County led 17-5 at the first break.

The game was more competitive in the second period. Alexis Gay and Layni Roberts joined the
other Lady Hornets in the scoring column but Trinity played toe-to-toe with the home team. Hancock
County won the frame by one point and now led 27-14 at the half.

Ella House was unstoppable during the third period and the Lady Hornet offense was clicking.vHouse hit a “3” and converted three 2-point field goals while Gay made 3 of 4 from the line.

Newby led the girls with five points in the fourth as Hancock County closed out the game in style, winning every quarter of play.

“Our offense is improving, but we still need to work on attacking the rim and keeping the ball moving along with physically moving on the court. We’re excited to get to work in practice for three days to prepare for our game with Breck,” coach Husk said.

Hancock County shot 44% from the field despite going 1 for 12 from beyond the arc. They were 12 of 22 from the foul line.  Whitesville was held to 31% shooting.

Newby had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The 8th grader added three assists, four steals and one block. Ella House finished with 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals, Ansley House had nine points, two boards, two dimes and three steals, Jones had six points, one assist and one steal, Gay had five points, six boards and four steals,

McCormick had five points and one steal, Roberts had two points, three rebounds, three assists and five steals, and Izzy Ross had one point and three rebounds. Sara Payne led Trinity with 15 points.


The Lady Hornets took control early and never looked back during a 56-8 win at Cloverport Monday. Every member of Hancock County’s starting five scored in the first half as the girls led 38-6. The Lady Hornet offense eased up in the second half but still managed to pull away for a 48-point win. Hancock County shot 49% from the field. They were 4 of 10 from the line and 0-1 from 3-point range.

Cloverport shot 10.5% from the field and made 4 of 5 foul shots. Ella House had 14 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and six steals for HCHS.

Jones had 10 points, two boards and three steals, Newby had eight points, two boards, two assists and three steals, Ansley House had eight points, four boards, one assist and one steal, Gay had six points, eight boards, one assist and two steals, McCormick had six points, three boards and one assist, Ross had two points, two assists and two steals, and Roberts had two points and one rebound.

Lilah Moore had four points for Cloverport. Campbell Moore and Alexis Hurst scored two each.

By Steve Wimmer

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