Hornets Split Two
The Hundred Hornets outscored the Paden City Wildcats 20-13 in the final period to put cement a 50-42 victory Jan. 16 at Bob Burton Gymnasium, evening the teams’ records against each other to 3-3.
The Hornet led by five points after one period of play, but the Wildcats took the lead at the break, outscoring Hundred 29-11 to take over the advantage.
The Hornets took it personally and outscored their hosts 24-13 in the second half for the win.
“We played hard the entire ball game, and finally took the lead in the fourth period, while playing good defense on both ends of the floor.” said Hornet Head Coach Justin Balwanz.
Dalton Kuhn paced the Hornet offense with a dozen points, including a pair of three-balls, while Tryell Watson eased the load with 10 points. Jesse Gorby and Logan McDiffitt followed with six points, while Mitch Moore added five. Other Hornets denting the scoreboard included Emery Smith with four; Zach Phillips with three; and Shane Kuhn and Brady Koontz each with two points.
Malakai Anderson led all scorers with 22 points and earned another double-double by hauling in 11 rebounds. He finished the night with four assists, three steals and one blocked shot.
Teammate Taylor Still hit in double figures with 10 points, while adding six rebounds and two steals. Josh Bennett followed with seven points, while Peyton Hinkley added two markers and Drew Bidwell one point for the Wildcats.
The Hundred Hornets’ Emery Smith tallied a game-high 19 points, and teammate Dalton Kuhn connected on five baskets from beyond the arc, but it wasn’t enough as the home-standing Cameron Dragons set the nets on fire in the fourth period to burn the Hornets 62-55.
Logan McDiffitt chipped in with 10 points, while Jesse Gorby, Zach Phillips, Tyrell Watson and Shane Kuhn finished off the Hornet scoring.