Paden City Girls Defeat Hornets of Hundred
Hannah Loy had a career night, scoring her very first triple-double with a career-high 25 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals, while the Wildcat defense held the Hundred Hornets to no points in the fourth period en route to a 46-21 victory over Hundred Dec. 20 inside Bob Burton Gymnasium.
Things looked promising in the opening period for the Lady Wildcats as Loy opened the game with a basket from beyond the arch, a conventional three point play. She then would score one of two from the free throw line, before teammates Chelsea Baker and Paige Leonard each tallied a bucket to push the hosts advantage to 11-0.
The Hornets’ Katherine Henderson stopped the bleeding, before Ali Suter and Loy added buckets to give the hosts a nifty 14-6 lead after baskets mixed in with a bucket from Hailey Eastham and a pair of free throws by Emily Metz.
The Lady Hornets stayed within striking distance by the break, as each team scored six points, with Loy providing half of them for Paden City, and Valerie Soles three for the Hornets.
After the break, the Wildcats starting to pull away, outscoring Hundred 17-9, with Loy knocking down eight for the home team, and Madeline Goff sinking two baskets from long range for the visitors.
In the fourth period, Paden City led 37-21 to start the quarter to put the game away early, outscoring Hundred 9-0 to win the season series.
“Hannah shot the ball well tonight, and Ashlyn Moses was the most roughest and toughest that I have seen her play this year, so we can take some of the positives away from this game a little bit,” said Paden City Head Coach Alan Miller.
The Hornets’ head coach also felt pretty up-beat after losing twice to Paden City this season. “We got everyone in the game, and the girls never gave up and played as hard as they could,” said HHS Girls Head Coach Steve Dakan.
Goff was the top scorer for the Hornets with eight points, while Eastham finished with five. Valerie Soles tallied three markers, while Metz and Henderson each sank two, and Mady Long, a free throw.
Loy tallied 25 following Moses with eight points, while Baker and Leonard each with four, and Ali Suter a deuce.