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Prep Girls Hoops: Harrisburg beats Eldorado at LEMWC

  • Matty Hawkins goes up against Eldorado's Takiya Britton Saturday in the opening of the Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic at Duff-Kingston Gymnasium.

    Matty Hawkins goes up against Eldorado's Takiya Britton Saturday in the opening of the Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic at Duff-Kingston Gymnasium.
    SHAWN PILKINGTON | For The Register

 
Staff Report
Posted on 1/15/2017, 4:29 PM

Harrisburg kicked off the Lady Eagle Mid-Winter Classic taking down host, Eldorado 67-29 in the first of four games Saturday morning at Duff-Kingston Gymnasium.

Also on Saturday, Anna-Jonesboro beat Benton 28-25, while Carmi got past Vienna 46-36 and Goreville downed Fairfield 73-58.

Harrisburg got a game-high 14 points from Jess Hopson, while Lotte Miller tacked on 13 in the win. Karsyn Davis also finished in double figures for the Bulldogs, tacking on 10 points in the win.

Eldorado got a team-high nine points from Takiya Britton in the loss, which comes just two days prior to Eldorado knocking off Carmi-White County 48-41 Thursday night, where Britton once again led the Eagles with a co-game-high 15 points.

Gallatin County 64, Elverado 28

At Gallatin County Saturday, Hailey Chubb scored a game-high 34 points, while Harlie Turner tacked on 14 as the Hawks downed Elverado 64-28.

On Thursday night, Gallatin County picked up a 63-28 win at Galatia.

The Hawks put three players in double figures including a game-high 27 points from Chubb. Caitlin Lynch tacked on 13 points and Turner finished with 10. Audrey Jackson added eight points and Morgan Roderick finished with five.

For Galatia (6-12), the Bearcats were led by Mallory Mays" 12 points. Madison Murphy added eight points, while Kassidy Rizor and Kennedy Harris both had three points. Emma Reagan had two points.

Despite the loss, Galatia is 3-1 since the Christmas break and head coach Denise Clayton said she can see the hard work paying off.

"I feel like the final outcome of the game did not tell the story of how we competed against Gallatin," Clayton said. "We knew going in that Gallatin scores big and we would have to limit Chubb and Roderick at the 3 and keep Chubb in front of us. We came out the first quarter and executed our game plan on both ends of the floor. Gallatin made a huge run on us in the second quarter with Lynch stepping up for them. We did regroup at half time and made some defensive and offensive adjustments. In the third quarter Lynch only scored two points and from the 3-point range and Chubb only had one goal. Offensively we executed and scored 12 points, while Gallatin scored 16 points as a team. We could not make up the huge 20-point difference on a team like Gallatin. I did see the team that we can be and will be and I hope the girls felt that also."

Gallatin County returns to action tonight (Monday) at the LEMWC, taking on Vienna at 1 p.m. Galatia will play host to Wayne City, starting at 6 p.m. Monday.

Harrisburg 20 15 17 15 — 67

Eldorado 06 06 16 01 — 29

Harrisburg: Meylor 2 0-0 5, Ferrell 1 0-0 2, Sanders 1 0-2 2, Hawkins 1 6-8 8, Miller 5 3-4 13, Rider 1 3-4 5, Hopson 5 0-0 14, Davis 4 0-0 10, Crisp 4 0-0 8. Totals: 24 12-18 67.

Eldorado: Munds 1 2-2 4, Corn 2 3-4 7, Parker 3 0-2 6, Britton 2 5-6 9, Newton 1 1-2 3, Totals: 9 11-16 29.

3-point FG: HBG 7 (Hopson 4, Davis 2, Meylor), EHS 0. Rebounds: HBG 29, EHS 20, Fouls: HBG 14, EHS 13

Eldorado 12 10 11 15 — 48

Carmi 12 07 08 14 — 41

Eldorado: Stafford 1 4-4 6, T. Britton 7 1-4 15, Newton 2 0-1 4, Parker 1 4-6 6, Corn 2 0-1 5, Munds 3 0-3 7, Hise 1 0-0 3, Z. Britton 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18 9-19 48.

Carmi-White County: Ja. Smith 6 1-2 13, Vaughn 5 5-7 15, Lucas 2 2-2 6, Combs 1 2-4 4, Ju. Smith 1 0-0 3. Totals: 15 10-15 41

3-point FG: EHS 3 (Corn, Munds, Hise), CWC 1 (Ju. Smith), Fouls: EHS 17, CWC 15.