Junior Lady Hornets hold on to win district opener
Harrisburg held off Newport’s charge in the final minute to capture a 34-33 win in the opening round of the 3A-2 junior high district tournament this past Saturday in Newport.
The Junior Lady Greyhounds jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Harrisburg got a jumper in the lane from Allison Harris, a three-pointer from Lilly Betts and one of two free throws from Betts to make it 6-5 Junior Lady Hornets with 1:12 left. Harris hit two technical free throws for Harrisburg, the Junior Lady ‘Hounds hit one of two free throws as Haylee Buckley hit a jumper to give the Junior Lady Hornets a 10-6 lead at the end of one.
Newport canned a three-ball to open the second quarter as Harleigh Speer hit a jumper for the Junior Lady Hornets to make it 12-9 Harrisburg. The Junior Lady Greyhounds scored inside, Speer got a basket in the paint for Harrisburg as Newport scored the next nine points to go up 20-14 with 48 seconds left in the half. Betts drilled a three-pointer for the Junior Lady Hornets only to see Newport answer with a three-pointer to make it 23-17 Junior Lady ‘Hounds at the half.
Full game article in February 7 edition of the PCDT!