Hornets Whip Bishop
After falling behind 14-6 after eight minutes of play, the Hundred Hornets boys woke up and scored 57 points the rest of the way, holding Bishop Donahue to 40 markers and claiming a hard-fought 63-54 victory Feb. 18 in the Hornets Nest.
Senior forward Corey Kimble swished a three pointer from well beyond the arc in quarter number three for his 1,000th career point.
Logan McDiffitt led the scoring for the red hot Hornet boys with 16 points, including a basket from beyond the arc. Kimble added 14 points that included a three-point field goal.
Zach Phillips and Dalton Kuhn each netted a dozen markers, while Emery Smith tossed in eight and Shane Kuhn marked up one point.
Phillips went 6-8 from the charity stripe, while hauling in nine rebounds, and Dalton Kuhn swished one bucket from long range.
“This was a great win for us and we played very well after the first quarter,” said Hornet Head Coach Justin Balwanz. “I’m so happy for Kimble. He has worked very hard on his game, but he isn’t done. He knows there are a lot more fish in the river and he knows we must take it one game at a time.”
Notre Dame 67,
Notre Dame’s 6’9″ Cesar Goodman scored 15 points to lead the Irish over the Hundred Hornets, 67-58 Feb. 20 in Clarksburg.
The score was knotted at 17 points after one period of play, but Notre Dame outscored the Hornets 36-24 during the next two frames to forge out a commanding lead to hold off a Hornet rally in the fourth period.
The Hornets’ Kimble led all scorers with 20 points, including a basket from beyond the arc. Dalton Kuhn added 13 points, including a three point basket, while Zach Phillips tallied a dozen markers and hauled in a team-high nine boards.
McDiffitt was the fourth Hornet to score in double figures with 11, while Smith was held to a season-low two points.
Hundred has one game left in the regular season — against the Valley Lumberjacks Tuesday, Feb. 24 — and will go into the sectionals next week with a bye.