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Lady Hornets win on homecoming

Kendra Keown shoots for a basket during a Lady Hornets game at HCHS.

The Lady Hornets took control early and cruised on to a 58-6 win over Cloverport during a varsity game played at HCHS Monday.

Ella House and Ansley House got Hancock County going with four points each in the opening quarter. Alexis Gay and Carolina Jones both scored before Lily Roberts closed out the frame with a 3-pointer that received a big response from the crowd as it was Roberts’ first appearance of the season. The House sisters added four more points each in the second period and Jones knocked down a “3” as the Lady Hornets pushed the lead to 33-2 at halftime.

A steal by Ella House and an assist to Jones got the girls started in the third. Layni Roberts made a steal and Jones scored again before Lily Roberts popped in another “3”.

Sophia Newby chipped in four third quarter points and the score was 46-4. Six Lady Hornets scored in the fourth as the girls closed out the win.

Jones led Hancock with 11 points. Newby, Lily Roberts, Ansley House and Ella House all scored eight each, Gay had five, Allyson McCormick four, and Izzy Ross, Kendra Keown and Layni Roberts all had two each.

Lilah Moore led the Lady Aces with four points. Campbell Moore and Calleigh Roach had one each.

Owensboro

The Owensboro Lady Devils scored 42 first half points and went on to win by a final of 72-46 over Hancock County during a girls varsity game played at HCHS last Thursday.

Three OHS players scored multiple baskets and the Lady Devils led 20-8 after one quarter of play. The Lady Hornets offense got a spark from Kendra Keown in the second when the senior made two
3-pointers. Sophia Newby and Carolina Jones also hit 3’s, but the visitors countered with four baskets from beyond the arc and the halftime score was 42-27.

Ella House converted an old fashioned 3-point play in the third, but that was about it for the Hancock offense. OHS won the period and increased the lead to 63-33.

House and Newby had big four quarters and Keown hit another “3” as the Lady Hornets won the final frame 13-9.

Hancock County shot 33% from the field. They were 5 of 18 from long range and 7 of 16 from the line.

Newby had 15 points and four rebounds, Jones had 11 points and three boards, Keown and House had nine points and seven boards each, and Izzy Ross had five points and five rebounds. Alexis Gay had four boards and Ansley House and Allyson McCormick had two each.

Shalyn Sprinkles led OHS with 18 points.

By Steve Wimmer

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