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Prep Girls Hoops: Bulldogs get weeeknd win over Union Co. Ky., Galatia knocks off Pope Co.

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Posted on 12/5/2016, 11:42 AM

The Harrisburg High School girls" basketball team continued its impressive run to start the season with a convincing 65-49 win over Union County, Ky., Friday night at Davenport Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs put three players in double figures as Jessica Hopson led Harrisburg with 15 points. Matty Hawkins and Lotte Miller each chipped in with 11 points.

Madeline Rider just missed out on double digit scoring as the sophomore netted nine points, as did senior forward Toni Crisp. Karsyn Davis added eight points for Harrisburg, while Essence Sanders rounded out the scoring with two points.

Harrisburg controlled the boards the entire night, out rebounding the Braves 41-24. The Bulldogs had 28 on the defensive end and 13 on the offensive side.

Carmi-White County 67, Eldorado 61

The Eagles put three players in double figures, getting a team-high 29 points for Takiya Britton, but it wasn"t enough as Eldorado fell 67-61 to Carmi-White County last Thursday night.

Also putting up double digit numbers were Madison Newton, who put up 12 points and Paige Munds, who finished with 10 points.

Rachel Stafford scored six points for EHS in the loss and Olivia Parker finished with four.

Eldorado returns to the hardwood Tuesday when they travel to Union County, Ky., and will be at Hamilton County on Thursday. The Eagles close out the week at Herrin High School on Saturday.

Galatia 47, Pope County 39

The Galatia girls" basketball team put two players in double figures as they earned their first Greater Egyptian Conference win, knocking off Pope County 47-39 last Thursday night.

Mallory Mays led the Bearcats with 18 points, while Kennedy Harris tacked on 11 in the win.

Galatia head coach Denise Clayton praised her teams aggressive defense and ball movement in the first half, allowing them to capitalize on those opportunities.

"We had a 14-point lead at one time in the second quarter, but Pope County has some good shooting guards and that kept them in the game," Clayton said. "We did not have good ball movement and team play in the third quarter and that allowed Pope to get back in the game. We did a much better job tonight rebounding and blocking out.

"Mallory had a really good offensive night and once again played great defense. Kennedy led the team with steals and took advantage of her speed and was able to get to the rim. Kassidy Rizor is not 100% yet, but always uses her experience to get the ball where we need it and was our leading rebounder."

Rizor had seven points for Galatia (2-4, 1-0), while Kelsi Watson had seven as well. Madison Murphy finished with four points on the night.

Galatia returns to action tonight (Monday) at Gallatin County.