Cannelton’s defense scuttles Cloverport

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Sports Editor

CANNELTON—Allicyn Garrett had a statistical triple-double and Cannelton played strong defense to crush Cloverport 61-14 in girls basketball Monday.
Garrett, a senior forward-center, scored a career-high 25 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and made 10 steals.
Cannelton forced 38 turnovers overall—27 on steals—and held the Aces to 16.2 percent field-goal shooting.
Garrett made seven steals before the Aces scored their first field goal, a 15-footer that Jessica Noblett banked in with 2:55 left in the second quarter.
Cannelton led 25-2 before Noblett’s basket and led by at least 21 the rest of the way.
“We played good defense and we actually rebounded the ball pretty well tonight (winning the board battle 56-36),” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.
Allicyn Garrett hit 9 of 19 from the field and 7 of 9 free throws to lead Cannelton shooters.
“She was aggressive, she went to the glass, she looked to shoot, and she shot with confidence,” said Mike Garrett. “Everything was smooth tonight.”
Mikah Hemmings added 18 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals.
Though she had her second worst free-throw shooting night of the season, she broke Cannelton’s school record for most free throws made in a season. She has made 152 this season, breaking Amie Joyal’s record of 148 made in 2003-04.
Hemmings, who uses her quickness and driving ability to get to the line often, has shot 224 free throws this season, only four fewer than all of Cannelton’s opposing players have shot.
Mollie Ingle added nine points and 11 rebounds for Cannelton in less than three quarters of action.
Paige Reynolds, the Bulldogs’ reserve center, “played well,” said Mike Garrett. “She had some good rebounds (six) and made some steals (three).”
Allison Brown led 1-13 Cloverport with eight points and Allie Atwood grabbed 10 rebounds.
With one player sidelined with a broken thumb, the Aces let fourth grader Katlyn White, who started the season as the team’s water girl, play for the first time this season in the final minute.
She grabbed one rebound and hit her only shot, a 17-footer, to finish as their third leading scorer.
Cannelton, 8-9, will visit Hancock County Saturday at 6 p.m.