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House stats triple-double in 51-21 win at Trinity

Ella House pushes the pace for the Lady Hornets. The senior recorded a triple-double at Whitesville Monday.

Ella House recorded a triple-double and the Lady Hornets defeated Whitesville Trinity 51-21 at Whitesville Monday.

“I thought we played hard and focused, which is great because we’re coming to the end of the season where we want to be playing our best,” HCHS coach Kevin Husk said. “Ella played great, and Sophia had another great game and continues to improve.”

Sophia Newby led a balanced offensive attack for Hancock County during the opening quarter. The 8th grader connected four times from 2-point range while Ella and Ansley House chipped in four points each. Lily Roberts and Alexis Gay also scored for the Lady Hornets during a 21-5 run.

Hancock County looked for the long ball in the second frame as Newby splashed two 3’s and Kendra Keown hit once from beyond the arc. Ansley House added two more field goals and the halftime score was 37-11.

Ella House was swishing and dishing during the third period. The senior made an old fashioned 3-point play and the Lady Hornets increased the lead to 42-14.

Gay came on strong during the fourth quarter with three inside baskets and Carolina Jones scored for HCHS as the girls finished the game off in style.

“It was great to see Lily Roberts continue to take steps in the right direction and attack the rim. I also thought Alexis did an amazing job being aggressive with the ball in her hands and rebounding. It was all around great to get back in the win column!” coach Husk said.

House finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, six steals and two blocks. Newby had 14 points, seven boards and three steals, Ansley House scored eight points, Gay had seven points and
seven boards, Jones had six points and two steals, Roberts had three points, seven boards and three steals, Keown had three points and three boards, Izzy Ross had four rebounds, Layni Roberts made two steals, Allyson McCormick grabbed two boards.

Nevaeh Mill led Trinity with 12 points.

Breck County

The Breckinridge County Lady Tigers took the lead in the first quarter and never trailed during a 54-39 win over the Lady Hornets at HCHS Friday.

Ansley House led all scorers with five points in the first period, but four players scored for Breck and the visitors led 11-7 at the first break.

Caroline Lucas and Kayleigh Huffines dominated play in the second quarter as the Lady Tigers went on a 20-10 run to lead 31-17 at halftime. Ella House hit a “3” for HCHS during the frame.

Carolina Jones and Ella House led Hancock in the third when the Lady Hornets began to find their form. Alexis Gay, Izzy Ross and Ansley House all hit fourth quarter field goals while Ella House and Jones scored from the line. The two teams played to an 11-11 tie in the fourth.

Hancock County played without the services of starter Sophia Newby.

Ella House led the Lady Hornets with 12 points, Ansley House scored 11, Jones had nine, Gay, Ross and Lily Roberts all had two each and Kendra Keown hit a free throw.

Lucas finished with 22 points to lead Breck County.

By Steve Wimmer

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