Lady Hornets Post Wins After Three Opening Loses
After dropping the first three games of the season to Cameron, Morgantown Trinity, and Chartiers-Houston, the Hundred Lady Hornets bounced back with two big wins against Paden City and the Weirton Lady Blue Dons.
It was a battle against Weirton, but Hundred – despite 24 turnovers – prevailed by a single point, 54-53. Sophomore Macy Woods sealed it when she hit the front end of a 1-and-1 at the stripe.
Junior Jordyn Gorby led the Hornet offensive assault with 19 points, including two baskets from downtown. She also grabbed four off the glass, while senior Chelsea Kuhn added another nine points. Woods dialed in with eight points and seven steals, while Raven McDiffitt claimed eight points, five steals, and nine rebounds.
At the stripe, the Lady Hornets were 7-18, while the Blue Dons went 11-24.
The Lady Hornets took a home court advantage against the Paden City Lady Wildcats, whose dim 16-36 free-throw shooting boosted the Hundred cause in a 55-44 win.
Alli Bertozzi led the ‘Cats offensively with 15 points, nine of which were from the stripe. Teammate Amanda Tallman drained 11 points, followed by another 10 from Sasha Newson.
Shauna Durant finished the Paden City scoring with eight markers.
For Hundred, Kuhn stepped up for 15 points, with Woods close behind with 14. She also grabbed five off the glass. Nancy Cumberledge contributed nine points and four stolens, while McDiffitt dialed in nine points, 18 rebounds, six blocks, and four hijackings.
However, McDiffitt got into foul trouble and would remain on the bench for much of the second and fourth periods and all of the third. Gorby finished with eight points, 14 off the glass, four stolens, and as many assists.
Despite 25 turnovers, the Lady Hornets shot 8-17 at the free throw line and had three 3-pointers.
At Washington, Pa., Dec. 13, the Lady Hornets took on Chartiers-Houston, where they committed 100 turnovers in a 48-32 loss. In addition, a single CH player outscored the entire Hornet team by draining 33 points. She also went 13-17 at the line, while her team went 18-29.
For Hundred, Kuhn drained 11 points, Gorby netted eight points, and McDiffitt and Woods combined for another 11 points. Cumberledge added two markers.
Gorby also logged nine rebounds and five steals, while McDiffitt had eight rebounds, two blocks, and six steals.
At Trinity Morgantown Dec. 11, the Lady Hornets fell 53-49, in a game where 44 turnovers again were costly to the Hundred girls. The Lady Hornet offense was led by Gorby who lit up the scoreboard with 21 points. She also had eight rebounds and six steals.
Kuhn marked up 11 points, while McDiffitt and Woods combined for 15 points and Cumberledge added two. McDiffitt was credited with eight steals to add to the five stolens from Cumberledge.
Hundred dropped its home opener to the Lady Bulldogs of Cameron Dec. 9, 72-59, with Gorby assisting with 21 points and seven rebounds. McDiffitt logged in a double-double, with 14 points and 12 rebounds. She also had three blocks.
Woods and Kuhn jointly contributed 16 points to add to Cumberledge’s effort of six points and four steals. Senior Tayla Simpson completed Hundred’s scoring with two markers and seven rebounds.
The Lady Hornets tipped off at West Greene Tuesday after press time for their last game of 2008.