McLeansboro Times-Leader

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November 13, 2013

Junior Lady Foxes defeat Carmi

CARMI — Hamilton County Junior High’s Lady Foxes basketball teams each picked up wins at Carmi on Nov. 7.

The Junior Lady Foxes seventh-grade squad overcame the Bullpups 30-22.

“Overall, I am very proud of my teammates,” Hamilton County’s Gillian Bowers said. “It took teamwork to get the win against Carmi. Although there is always room for improvement, I think we have a good team and great coaches. We have a possibility to go far this year, in my opinion.”

In the eighth-grade game, Hamilton County rallied in the second half to win a low-scoring 22-13 contest.

Hamilton County was down 2-0 when Katherine Drone scored the Junior Lady Foxes’ first basket midway through the first period. Ramsey Clark added another at the end of the quarter to tie the game at 4-4.

The Junior Lady Foxes went scoreless for the entire second period and trailed 9-4 at halftime.

But Hamilton County came out with 12 straight points to start the third period. Six points of the streak were by Drone, and teammates Anna Miller, Ali Owen and Taylie Payne also contributed to the scoring which put the Lady Foxes on top 16-9. The third period ended with Hamilton County still in the lead, 18-11.

The Junior Lady Foxes allowed just one basket in the fourth period to hold on for the 22-13 win.

“In the first half, we were not mentally ready for the game,” Payne said. “We came out in the third quarter ready to go and came back. During the second half, we still didn’t play as good as we usually do, but it was good enough to get us a win.”

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