Lady Hornets roll to win over Manila in NEA opener

Friday, December 23, 2016

Harrisburg (7-5) jumped out to a 12-2 lead over the Lady Lions and never looked back as they rolled to a 51-19 win in the opening round of the girls' Division II bracket of the NEA Invitational Tournament being held in Jonesboro.

Keely Curtis of Harrisburg splits two Manila defenders as she puts up a shot for the Lady Hornets during their game this past Tuesday. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Emily Armstrong got Harrisburg on the board first with a lay-up off the break before Manila answered with a jumper to make it 2-2. The Lady Hornets scored the next points as Cassie Armstrong hit two free throws, Keely Curtis connected on a jumper and Cassie Armstrong added a basket inside. Jessica Webb made one of two free throws and Emily Armstrong canned a three-pointer to make it 12-2 after one.

Webb converted an old-school three-point play to make it 15-2 as the Lady Lions had a stick back basket to make it 15-4 Lady Hornets. Curtis hit a jumper in the lane and Cassie Armstrong scored off the fast break as Harrisburg pushed their lead to 19-4 with 3:34 left. The Lady Lions scored down low before Harrisburg got a three-ball from Cassie Armstrong and a jumper and three-pointer form Curtis to make the score 27-6 Harrisburg at the half.

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