Four Hornet players scored in double figures during a 60-44 win over Whitefield Academy in Louisville last Thursday.
“This was a good win,” HCHS coach Josh Roberts said. “We got scoring from multiple guys and our defense was the catalyst.”
Hancock County was warmed up and ready for action from the opening tip. Dylan Morris hit a “3” and Camden Lucas made 4 of 4 foul shots in the frame. Mekhel London,
Keegan Wilson, Alex Madden and Jordan Payne also scored during a 15-5 run for HCHS.
Madden took charge in the second with six points and multiple rebounds. Morris added four points and Hancock County led 29-18 at halftime.
Payne led the team offensively in the third while Madden, Jacob Shultz, Lucas and Morris all chipped in.
London and Lucas were both perfect from the line in the fourth as the Hornets won by 16 points. Hancock County shot 40% from the field. They made 1 of 13 from beyond the arc and were 15 of 24 from the foul line.
Whitesfield’s stats were not posted.
Madden finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds for another double-double. He added two blocked shots.
Morris had 13 points, two boards, six assists and five steals, Payne had 12 points, eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks, Lucas had 10 points, two boards and three steals, London had four points and three boards, Shultz had three points and two steals, and Wilson had three points. Cooper Jones had three rebounds and two steals, Eli Embry and Tyce Boling had a board and one steal each. Jaxon Morris led Whitefield with 13 points.
Alex Madden had a big game and the Hornets utilized a 26-13 second quarter run to pull away and win 68-46 over Cloverport here Monday.
“It was a great night!” coach Roberts said.
Madden and Dylan Morris both scored multiple times in the first quarter and Mekhel London bombed a “3” to give Hancock County a 14-11 advantage.
Camden Lucas and Keegan Wilson both buried 3-point baskets in the second while Madden did work inside during the run. The halftime score was 40-24.
The Aces battled back to win the third frame with strong play from Dorcey Emery and Cole Weatherholt. The Hornets lead was trimmed to 10 points (48-38) heading to the fourth. Morris, Lucas, London and Madden all scored for HCHS during the final frame as the home team secured the win.
Madden finished with 25 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Morris had 20 points, three boards, five assists, six steals and two blocks, London had eight points, six boards, six assists and two steals, Lucas and Wilson had seven points and two boards each, and Cooper Jones had one point, three boards and two steals. Jordan Payne had two rebounds and five steals.
The Hornet junior varsity team fell 45-32 to the Owensboro Knights here last week. Tyce Boling hit four 3’s and led HCHS with 12 points. Cooper Jones scored six, Abe Simpson five, Dylan Mucker three, and Van Reska, Tre London and Taylor Payne all had two each.
By Steve Wimmer