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Prep Girls Hoops: Galatia-Thompsonville wraps up HamCo Invite with pair of wins

 
By MICHAEL DANN mdann@dailyregister.com
updated: 11/27/2017 9:10 PM

Galatia-Thompsonville started the season 2-3 at the Hamilton County Tournament and finished play with two wins.

The Bearcats lost to Hamilton County 54-20 Friday night, but rallied on Saturday to beat Wayne City 60-55 and beat Webber Township 46-32.

"Overall this was a really good tournament for us," Galatia-Thompsonville head coach Denise Clayton said. "We learned a lot about who we are as a team, what our strengths are, and what we need to get better at. They are not afraid to work hard and play hard. I am excited about starting our conference play and seeing where this season takes us as a team."

In Friday night's loss to Hamilton County, the Bearcats had 22 turnovers as Kennedy Harris (who was named to the All-Tournament Team) finished with a team high 12 points.

Shianne Barker finished with four points, while Mallory Mays and Kate Bond both scored two points.

In the win against Wayne City, Shianne Barker led G-T in scoring with 19 points going 7-for-11 from the field with a 3-pointer and 2 -for-4 from the foul line.

Harris added 13 points and had five steals in the game. Sophomore Jaedyn Beers had eight points and 10 rebounds. Bond scored seven points, while Baley Crisp finished with five points Mays chipped in with six points and Madison Murphy tacked on two points.

In the win over Webber Township, Barker led the Bearcats in scoring with 18 points and four steals. Harris had 14 points, while Beers added nine points and 11 rebounds. She also had a big defensive assignment guarding Webber's Emma Moser, holding her to three field goals and kept her off the boards.

Mays tacked on three in the win, while Bond finished with two.

Galatia-Thomsponville (2-3) will play its first regular season and Greater Egyptian Conference game Thursday at Pope County.

Michael Dann covers prep and college sports for the Harrisburg Register, Eldorado Journal & The Gallatin County Democrat. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.