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HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Hancock County started the game hot and Cannelton was cold as Hancock County won 62-25 in girls basketball Saturday.
The Hornets hit 49.1 percent from the field for the game compared with Cannelton’s 18.9 percent.
“We came out flat,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “We just couldn’t hit any shots—everything was short.
“And we get tired down the stretch (because they have only six healthy players).”
Meanwhile the Hornets were having little trouble scoring from almost anywhere.
They used their quickness to get some baskets in transition.
“As far as their starting five goes, that’s probably the most athletic team we’ve faced,” said Garrett.
They did not hit a great percentage from outside, making 7 of 23 from three-point range for 30.4 percent.
But Audry Hawkins “hit three threes in a row from the corner against our 3-2 zone” in the first half, said Garrett.
Hawkins led the Hornets with 16 points.
Mikah Hemmings led Cannelton with 13 points, though she had an off shooting night (3 of 17 from the field and 5 of 10 free throws).
The taller Hornets dominated the rebounds 46-20. Mollie Ingle grabbed six for Cannelton and center Beth Rates had nine for Hancock County.
Cannelton, 8-10, will play Northeast Dubois in the first round of the Tecumseh sectional Friday at approximately 7:45 p.m.