Hornets Second Half Comeback Falls Short
The Hundred Lady Hornets opened the girls’ basketball season with a hard-fought 70-57 loss to the Cameron Dragons Dec. 1 at the Dragons’ Den.
Hundred fell behind 19-11 in the first period and was down at one time 14-3 before making a run to cut the deficit to eight points heading in period two. Jordyn Gorby paced the Hornets in the first frame with a two-point bucket and a basket from beyond the arc, while Katie Tennant and Shayna Tedrow each added baskets to aid the Hundred cause.
In the second period, the Lady Hornets didn’t rely on Gorby for points, but the nerves started to settle. Hundred’s offense responded with a 16 spot, but their defense yielded 19 and the Lady Dragons extended their lead to 38-27 at the break.
Raven McDiffitt found herself in foul trouble with four and sat out a good portion of the period. Gorby netted her second three pointer of the game, along with a pair of two-pointers, while Macy Woods drilled her first bucket of the night from beyond the arc.
The Lady Dragons jumped on the Hornets in the third period and had a 23 point lead before Hundred chopped Cameron’s lead down to six points. However, the energy used by the Hornets faded and Cameron took a 55-41 lead after three periods of play.
McDiffitt, who played the entire period with four fouls, tallied six points, while Woods added four points to lead the Hornet come back.
Hundred out-scored the Dragons in the final period, but couldn’t get any closer than the 70-57 final tally. The trio of McDiffitt, Gorby and Woods put up 17, 15, and 11 points, respectively, while Tennant added four points in her first varsity game.
Tedrow and Lindsay Burley each tallied three markers, while Haley Hayes and Oshana Topp each netted two points. Gorby had a double-double with 11 rebounds, while McDiffitt needed only one board to reach a double-double. McDiffitt added a team-high five assists, while she and Gorby each added three steals. Tennant hauled down eight rebounds, while swatting away several shots and causing havoc around the basket with her 6’1” frame.
The Hornets tallied 29 field goals, including a pair of three-point baskets from Gorby, while Cameron netted 24 baskets, including a couple from beyond the arc.
Even though the Hornets made more baskets from the floor, the Lady Dragons netted 20-33 foul shots to only 9-20, and that was enough to get the win.
Hundred will entertain Morgantown Trinity at the Hornets’ Nest Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.