McLeansboro Times-Leader


November 6, 2013

Junior Lady Foxes defeat Sesser-Valier

McLEANSBORO — The Hamilton County Junior High girls basketball season is under way.

The Junior Lady Foxes eighth-grade team is 3-1, while the seventh grade is 1-0.

On Oct. 31, the seventh-grade Junior Lady Foxes won their opening game against Sesser-Valier, 37-21.

The seventh-grade team came out strong in the first period, quickly pushing ahead of Sesser 6-2. Anna Miller was fouled as she made a layup, then made a free throw to put Hamilton County up 9-2 at the end of the first period.

In the second period, Sesser trailed 15-5 before junior Lady Fox Gillian Bowers restarted the offense with a basket shortly before halftime. The first half ended with Hamilton County on top 17-6.

“We played an overall good game,” Bowers said. “All of us were nervous in this first game, but we played good on both offense and defense.”

The Lady Fox eighth-graders beat Sesser 41-25.

Taylie Payne scored the Junior Lady Foxes’ first four points, and Krista Aud added a basket to give the Junior Lady Foxes a 6-3 lead. Sesser took the lead 9-6, but Rylynn Coy’s jump shot returned the lead to the Junior Lady Foxes, 14-13.

Just before halftime, Payne again made a layup and this time was fouled, making a free throws for a 19-18 Hamilton County lead going into the third period.

“We played good enough to win tonight,” Payne said. “However, I think that we have more talent and potential to put out. We can only get better with practice.”

Junior Lady Fox Ali Owen scored with a layup early in the third period. Soon after, Katherine Drone made a long two-point jump shot that put Hamilton County up 27-20.

“I feel like we played well the entire game,” Owen said. “We played hard to get the win.”

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