Hornet Boys’ Throttle Notre Dame Irish, 54-45
From the opening tip of the game Jan. 31 at the Hornets Nest, it was clear the Hundred Hornets were on a mission.
Hundred raced out to a 11-3 lead after one period of play and never looked back en route to a 54-45 triumph against Mason-Dixon rival Clarksburg Notre Dame.
“Our guys played hard on both sides of the floor,” said Hornet Head Coach Justin Balwanz, who watched his team improve to 7-3 on the season.
Leading the way for the Hornets was senior Corey Kimble who scored 18 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc. He also swished 3-4 free throws and hauled in seven boards in an all-around good performance.
Logan McDiffitt contributed a dozen markers, while Zach Phillips added nine points and three steals. Teammates Dalton Kuhn and Emery Smith scored eight and seven points, respectively. Kuhn was 4-4 at the charity stripe and had two steals, while Smith hauled in a game-high 14 rebounds and two steals.
Notre Dame pulled to within five points to start the final eight minutes of play. But, Hundred scored 19 points in the final stanza to pick up the win.
Hundred will try to avenge an earlier defeat from Bishop Donahue Thursday, Jan. 5 in McMechen, before heading into the Mason-Dixon Conference Battle of Champions Saturday, Jan. 7, at Clay-Battelle High School.