HAMMOND - A 21-13 third quarter carried Hammond past a 28-23 halftime deficit on Monday in a 68-49 win over Lisbon. A win which set the stage for a NAC West Division duel against unbeaten Hermon-DeKalb (10-0) tonight in DeKalb Junction.
Lisbon came out and did some very nice things on offense and defense tonight. They were hitting he outside shot very efficiently tonight. If we want any shot at Hermon tomorrow night we have to locate shooters on defense with a lot more intensity. Or case closed. No league title opportunity, said Hammond coach Shawn Dack after his team improved 8-2 in NAC West (11-5 overall) beating Lisbon (7-8, 4-6 NAC). Mikayla Horton delivered nine of her 22 points in the third quarter for Hammond. Cassie Whalen added 10 of her 18 points in the second half. Courtney Bova scored seven of her 12 points in the fourth quarter where the Devils sealed the win with a 24-8 run. Ally Crosby and Taylor Bowman each scored five.
For Lisbon, which nailed 10 three-pointers, Maddie Vine hit four threes for 12 points while Beth Crowley (2 3s) and Alex Amo (3 3s) each scored 11. Jackie Sovie added eight while Katie Sovie chipped in five.
Heuvelton 44, Harrisville 17: The host Bulldogs (13-2, 9-2 NAC West) enjoyed a 16-0 second quarter run against the Pirates (3-11, 1-9 NAC West).
Paige McCormick scored 10 points, collected six steals, passed four assists and grabbed four rebounds for Heuvelton which hosts Hermon-DeKalb on Thursday.
Maddie St. Pierre (9 rebounds, 8 steals, 2 blocks) and Olivia St. Pierre each tallied eight points while Alexis Weidner (6 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals) and Rachel Thornhill each scored seven points. Logan Tallman added six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two points while Macy Richardson grabbed six boards and seven blocked shots.
We have to get back to where we started to play at the beginning of the year especially in that Madrid-Waddington game. Weve have to execute on both offense and defense and get our halfcourt game going, said Heuvelton coach Rob Powers speaking of the Hermon-DeKalb contest.
Emma Harper tallied nine points for Harrisville.
Edwards-Knox 46, Morristown 38: The Cougars (3-10, 2-9 NAC West) prevailed with a 19-8 fourth quarter run against Morristown (2-9, 1-7 NAC West). Jadilyn Bullock scored seven of her nine points in the fourth quarter while Mackenzie Frary added five points in the fourth and finished with 11. Katie Smith added 13 while Arael Scott chipped in 12.
Jessica Geddes produced her best game of the season scoring 23 points with 10-15 free throw shooting for the Rockets. Taylor Piercey added nine points.