Bulldogs beat Medora but lose to Tecumseh

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MEDORA—Mikah Hemmings scored 27 points as Cannelton beat Medora 62-54 in girls basketball Friday.
Taylor Lawalin added 17 points, Allicyn Garrett 10, and Mollie Ingle eight.
Hemmings and Lawalin each hit three three-point shots in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 34-20 lead.
Medora cut the deficit to two points in the fourth quarter, but Cannelton hit its free throws down the stretch to hold on.
Hemmings was 6 for 6 at the line in the fourth quarter and 12 for 13 for the game. Garrett hit 6 of 8 in the fourth quarter.
Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett said Medora narrowed the gap because “we were just settling for jump shots. We just got impatient and tried to force too much stuff.”
Forward Hannah Elkins led 2-4 Medora with 19 points.
Cannelton also played on the road Thursday and lost to Tecumseh 69-40 despite 21 points by Hemmings.
Hemmings scored 17 points in the first half on two two-pointers, a three-pointer, and 10 for 10 free-throw shooting.
“We played well in the first half,” said Mike Garrett. “We took a 16-13 lead early in the second quarter. Then we had a couple of turnovers.
“We came out a little flat in the third quarter. We handled their press pretty well but we got into a little foul trouble and ran out of steam.
“We got some good shots in the first half, but the second half we couldn’t get open looks.”
Allicyn Garrett scored 10 points, including hitting 6 of 8 free throws, to back Hemmings.
“Allicyn really looked to score tonight,” said Garrett.
The 2-0 Braves had four players score between 11 and 16 points. Junior guard Gracecyn Nuhring led them with 16 points.
Cannelton, 1-2, will host Perry Central tonight at 7.