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Lady Hornets crush Ohio and Webster in final home games

Senior Lily Roberts drives hard to the basket during the Lady Hornets win on Senior Night at HCHS Thursday.

Hancock County dominated the action during the girl’s final home game of the season at HCHS when they knocked off Ohio County 57-35 Tuesday.

Ella House scored twice in the opening quarter and Lily Roberts knocked down a 3-point basket to help the Lady Hornets to a 9-7 advantage. House and Sophia Newby carried to offensive load for Hancock in the second frame.

The team’s two leading scorers put in eight points each in the second and Layni Roberts scored to give the Lady Hornets a 27-17 halftime lead.

The third quarter belonged to Hancock County as they out scored the Lady Eagles 21-3. Carolina Jones and Ansley House put in two buckets each and Ella House scored and connected on 5 of 6 from the foul line.

Ohio County won the final frame when coach Kevin Husk rested his starters for most of the quarter. Ella House led all scorers with 19 points. Newby scored 12, Jones seven, Allyson McCormick five, Ansley House and Lily Roberts had four each, Alexis Gay and Layni Roberts scored two each, and Izzy Ross and Ansley Chappell both hit a free throw.

Madison Wilson led OCHS with nine points.

Senior Night

The Lady Hornets utilized a balanced offensive attack during a Senior Night victory over Webster County here last Thursday. The final score was 61-46.

“This was a great win for us. It was a big team win where everyone contributed,” HCHS coach Kevin Husk said.

Seniors Ella House and Alexis Gay led the way in the first quarter with five and four points scored respectively. They weren’t alone as Sophia Newby, Carolina Jones, Ansley House and Layni Roberts all hit 2-point field goals and Lily Roberts splashed a “3”. Hancock County led 20-13 at the first break. The girls continued to play well in the second and senior Kendra Keown buried a 3-pointer to lead six Lady Hornet scorers. Hancock held the visitors to eight points in the frame and the lead was 33-21 at intermission.

Webster battled back to win the third frame 13-8. Keown and Lily Roberts helped maintain the lead for HCHS when both girls splashed from downtown.

Lily Roberts hit another long range bomb in the fourth and Newby played strong with eight points in the frame as the Lady Hornets won by 15 points.

“It was great to see Lily play so well. She has worked so hard to get back to where she is. I’m really proud of her and of all our girls.”

Hancock County shot 38% from the field. They were 5 of 22 from beyond the arc and 10 of 17 from the free throw line.

Webster County shot 44% from the field. They were 6 of 16 from long range and 6 of 9 from the charity stripe.

Lily Roberts led in scoring with 13 points to go with five rebounds. Newby had 12 points and six boards, Ella House had 11 points and seven boards, Jones had seven points, Gay had six and eight rebounds, Keown had six points, Ansley House had two and six boards, Izzy Ross had two points and three boards, and Layni Roberts had two points.

By Steve Wimmer

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