Junior Lady Hornets hold on to win district opener

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Allison Harris of Harrisburg blocks the shot of a Newport player during district tournament action this past Saturday in Newport. (DT Photo/Cosmo Cossey)

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!

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