Hundred Hornets Fall To Clay-Battelle Cee-BeesHundred Hornets Fall To Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees
The Hundred Lady Hornets fell 45-64 to Clay-Battelle in Blacksville Jan. 12, with the Lady Cee-Bees using a third quarter 14-25 scoring advantage to set up the win in the final stanza.
The hosts led 13-9 after one, but Hundred narrowed the margin to 31-39 at the break.
Nancy Cumberledge paced Hundred by scoring with 15 points, including two from beyond the arc. Jordyn Gorby followed with 10 points, including two baskets the hard way.
Sophomore Macy Woods, who went 4-4 at the line, dialed in with eight points and Chelsea Kuhn contributed five points in the effort. Lindsay Burley dunked three points, while Shayna Tedrow and Raven McDiffitt combined for four points.
The loss dropped Hundred to 5-5 on the season.
Despite more turnovers, miscues and fouls than Head Coach Mike Ray would have liked, the homestanding Hornets admirably put up 42 points Jan. 8 against the undefeated Class-A Lady Bishops, who posted 59 points to move to 9-9 on the season.
Donahue controlled the tip and took the ball into the lane for a miss. The ball was rebounded by Hundred’s Jordyn Gorby, who took the ball down the court for her own missed shot.
The Bishops grabbed the board, worked the ball into their forecourt, and canned a deuce for the first points of the game with less than a minute gone in the period.
At 5:08, Nancy Cumberlege, the Lady Hornets’ only senior starter, put her team on the scoreboard with Hundred’s first threeball of the game to make it 6-3, Bishops.
In the next series of plays, Hundred sent Donahue to the line for one. Hundred inbounded the ball, but a steal turned over possession to the Lady Bishops, who made good on an inside shot. The Lady Hornets followed that with their own inside shot to make it 9-5, Bishop, with 4:29 left in the period.
In the remaining first-quarter play, Hundred landed two baskets, but the Lady Bishops converted several Hornet errors into points to end the first period with a 23-13 advantage. It was an advantage from which Hundred would never recover. In each succeeding period of play, the Lady Bishops would continue to widen the scoring gap.
In the second, the Lady Hornets laid in eight points and played a tighter man-to-man that held Donahue to only seven markers. But, when the teams went to the break, the Lady Hornets trailed by nine points, 30-21. It was as close as Hundred would get.
When play resumed, a strong Bishop zone seemed to make the lane impenetrable and the Lady Hornets could add only nine points to their score to Donahue’s 12. Play was similar in the final stanza where the Bishops outran the Lady Hornets 17-12 to seal the victory.
Gorby led the Hornets in scoring with 15 points, followed by Chelsea Kuhn with 12 and Cumberlege with eight. Cumberlege and Kuhn canned Hundred’s only threeballs in the game.
The Lady Hornets prevailed 41-22 Jan. 3 over visiting Jefferson Christian Jan. 3, with Gorby leading the way with 12 points. She also grabbed nine off the glass, had seven steals, and an assist.
McDiffitt followed with eight points and as many boards, two blocks, two assists, and five steals. Woods contributed eight points in the effort, grabbed three off the glass, dished out three assists and hijacked three basketballs.
Kuhn added five points, six rebounds, a block, and a steal, while Cumberledge chipped in four markers, five boards, two steals, and two assists.
Tayla Simpson threw in three points, blocked a shot, and swiped another, while Tedrow finished off the scoring with one point, a block, and a steal, while snatching nine off the glass.
Also contributing to the win were Burley with four rebounds, Taylor Lind with a blocked shot, and Haley Hayes who blocked one shot and stole two others.
The Lady Hornets, 10-15 at the charity stripe, opened the first period with a 13-2 lead and pushed it to 26-11 at the half.
The game was broken wide open in the third period when the Lady Hornets pushed their lead to 40-16.
Ray emptied the bench in the fourth period, during which neither team was able to make a field goal.
The Hornets’ next game at home against Morgantown Trinity Jan. 15 at the Hornets Nest.