Lady Hornets tumble in Kell quarter-finals

Friday, January 13, 2017

Harrisburg (8-8) stayed closed with Highland for the first half before the Lady Rebels slowly pulled away in the second half to take a 55-46 over the Lady Hornets in the Kell Classic last Thursday in Swifton.

Lady Hornet Cassie Armstrong looks for an open teammate during Kell Classic action last Thursday. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Harrisburg to back to back baskets from Cassie Armstrong and Kelly Curtis to start the game before Highland converted a conventional three-point play to make the score 4-3 Lady Hornets. Emily Armstrong's three-pointer for Harrisburg made it 7-3 Lady Hornets only to see the Lady Rebels get a three-pointer and an old-school three-point play to make the score 9-7 Highland with 4:20 left. Curtis got a steal and lay-up for Harrisburg before Highland got back to back scores to make it 13-9 Lady Rebels. Jessica Webb made two free throws for the Lady Hornets as Curtis added one of two free throws for Harrisburg to make the score 13-12 Highland. The Lady Rebels added a basket with about a minute left as Webb hit two free throws with 25 seconds left making the score 15-14 Highland at the end of one.

Highland stretched their lead to 18-14 early in the second quarter before Emily Armstrong hit two free throws and Abby Edwards netted a jumper to make the score 18-17 Lady Rebels. Highland canned a three-ball only to see Curtis hit two free throws and then get a steal and lay-up to tie the game at 21. The Lady Rebels scored down low as Harrisburg got back to back jumpers from Emily Armstrong and Webb to take a 25-23 lead with 3:27 left. Highland canned another three-ball and added a conventional three-point play to make it 29-25 before Curtis hit a jumper for Harrisburg to make it 29-27 Highland. Emily Armstrong got inside for a Harrisburg score after a Highland basket to the make the score 31-29 Lady Rebels at the half.

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