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Harrisburg stays perfect with win over Braves

 
 
updated: 12/4/2017 6:01 PM

Jessica Hopson led all scorers with 18 points and Lotte Miller tacked on 17 as Harrisburg improved to 8-0 with a 60-37 win at Union County, Kentucky Saturday night.

The Bulldogs trailed 10-8 after the first quarter and then went on to outscore Union County 21-9 to take a 29-19 lead at halftime.

Union County gained a brief edge with a 16-14 third quarter run, but it was short lived as Harrisburg closed out the final eight minutes, outscoring the Braves 17-2.

Madeline Rider netted nine points for Harrisburg, while Matty Hawkins added eight points. Karsyn Davis chipped in with six points, while Brooke Meylor tossed in a field goal.

Harrisburg shot 39 percent from the floor and was 5-of-15 from long range for 33 precent. The Bulldogs did go 31-of-21 at the foul line for 67 percent.

Hawkins pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds and tacked on four blocks to her night, while Harrisburg forced Union County into 15 turnovers.

In the junior varsity game, Harrisburg won 42-27 with Lydia Miller leading the charge with 17 points.

Essence Sanders had nine points for the Bulldogs, while Lauren McDaniel scored seven points.Mya King finished with four points, All Ferrell tossed in three free throws and Behrens had a field goal.

Harrisburg returns to action Thursday at home against Murphysboro and will play at Meridian on Saturday night.

Carmi-White County 69, Eldorado 46

A cold night shooting was untimely as Eldorado fell 69-46 to Black Diamond Conference rival Carmi-White County late last week.

Jade Hise scored a team-high 19 points, while Takiya Britton tacked on 10 in the loss. Rachel Stafford scored seven points, while Paige Munds and Derian Corn each finished with four points. Madison Newton tacked on two in the loss.

Tracy Steed put four in double figures for the Bulldogs, led by a game-high 24 point from Jasmine Smith. Abby Vaughan checked in with 16 points, while Janes Smith netted 11 points and Sydney Lucas tacked on 10.

Eldorado returns to action Thursday at Hamilton County and the Eagles close out the week with a game at Herrin High School Saturday night.

Galatia 54, Pope County 17

Sophomore Jaedyn Beers led the team in scoring with 16 points and 10 rebounds, finishing with a double-double as Galatia posted a 54-17 win over Pope County late last week.

Kennedy Harris tacked on 13 points, including eight rebounds and four steals, while Mallory Mays also finished in double figures with 10 points as the Bearcats improved to 3-3 on the season.

Kate Bond scored seven points for Galatia, while Bailey Crisp finished with four points. Madison Murphy and Kameryn Harris each had two points.

"We were able to shut down their shooters early on in the game and the press and took them out of their running game," Galatia head coach Denise Clayton said. "We made them set up in half court and play against our tough man defense. We were able to score consistently off our 20 offensive rebounds and were able to get to the rim in the half court."

Gallatin County 63, Hardin County 26

Hailey Chubb had a game-high 23 points, including 10 in the third quarter as Gallatin County rolled to a 63-26 Greater Egyptian Conference win over Hardin County late last week.

Chubb was joined in double figure scoring by fellow Hawk, Audrey Jackson, who dumped in 14 points.

Emma Brockett scored seven points for Gallatin County, while Gracie Sauls chipped in with six points. Raleigh Cox finished with four points, while Morgan Oldham tacked on three points. Maddie Koontz, Macy Crane and Molly Newton all had two points.

Arin Hicks contributed with a team-high 13 points for Hardin County, while Melanie Conkle added eight points. Emma Mott tacked on three points and Haylee Brown finished with two points.

Gallatin County returns to action Friday night at home against Pope County.

--Compiled by Michael Dann