Lady Dragons Swat Hornets
The Cameron Dragons raced out to a 33-2 first quarter advantage and never took their foot of the pedal, trouncing the the Hundred Hornets, 76-12. The girls high school basketball action took place inside Cameron High School’s gymnasium Feb. 1.
The flu-ridden Lady Hornets were once again without a good portion of their team, including their two-headed big girls – Mahalya Britton and Jayden Ray. The Hornets couldn’t get many second chance tries against the more experienced Dragons.
To their credit, the Dragons only had one of their seniors starters rip the cords for double-digits in Kelsie Meintel, with 13 markers. Freshmen Madge Lucey and Kori Scott followed with 12 and 10 points, respectively, that included three triples.
Victoria Hawkins paced the Lady Hornets with five points, while Katherine Henderson chipped in with four points and Kayley Davis with three points.
The Lady Hornets will play their second OVAC playoff game Feb. 7, 7 p.m., against St. John in Bellaire.
Morgantown Christian Mows Down Hornets, 65-42
Katherine Henderson Scores 24 Points In Loss
Morgantown Christian outscored a depleted Hundred girls basketball team with a 41-20 second-half performance to win, 65-42, in girls high school basketball action on Jan. 30 inside the Hornets Nest.
The Lady Hornets wasted a 13-10 first-quarter lead, and were up as much as 10 points, before the Academy went on a 14-3 run that helped take them into the locker room, up 24-22.
Henderson paced the struggling Lady Hornets with a season-high 24 points, that included 9-9 from the free throw line. She also added nine rebounds and blocked three shots, while Emily Metz followed with 10 markers. Metz also added two blocks and made two steals.
In addition, Brittany Mars scored her first goal of the season and added six rebounds, while Kayla Matthews also netted a deuce and pulled down eight boards.
Megan Beckens led all-scorers with a game-high 38 points for the Morgantown Academy team.
Mapletown Takes Down Lady Hornets, 63-22
Mapletown used a 19-2 run in the first period and went on to defeat Hundred, 63-22, in girls basketball action Jan. 29 inside the Hornets Nest.
With three starters out with the flu, and a depleted bench, Mapletown took advantage and outscored their hosts, 37-8 in the first half, and 26-14 in the second half, to get the ugly win.
Katherine Henderson scored a team-high seven points, while Kaylee Davis sank a pair of triples. Emily Metz added four points, while Sara Keller and Tori Hawkins each scored a deuce.
Kayla Smith paced Mapletown with 27 points, while Briana Swishiski netted 14 points.
Lady Lions Defeat Lady Hornets, 53-41
The Hundred Hornets raced out to a 11-point lead in the first half, but the Lady Lions; Ally Stewart led a second-half comeback to defeat Hundred, 53-41, inside the Hornets Nest on Jan. 25.
The outside shooting of Emily Metz, as well as the inside game of Mahalya Britton, kept the Lady Hornets in front for all the first half, and half of the third period. That’s when foul trouble set in and hurt any chances that the Lady Hornets might have had to get their first victory of the season.
Metz paced the Hornets with 13 points, that included four baskets from beyond the arc, while Britton fouled out with 10 first-half points. Katherine Henderson tallied eight markers, while Kayley Davis and Jayden Ray each sank two baskets, and Victoria Hawkins, one basket.
Stewart paced the Lady Lions with a double-double, 29 points and 18 rebounds, while Kari Ratliff, 16 points.