Hammer Varsity Teams sweep Bobcats

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Hammer Varsity Teams sweep Bobcats

Ryleigh Denton shoots over Rule defender

On January 3, the Lady Hammers trailed the Lady Cats of Rule (2-8) with 4:45 remaining in the opening period of their third District game for the 2019-2020 season. It was a shot made by Kloe Corn, (for three points) which led the Lady Hammers to a 6-0 run…an alert, Zoe Flores stepped in front of a pass (that was intended for the opposing team and dribbled down the court, and dished the basketball to her teammate (Denton) for two points. Kinzie Buchanan cap the run with one foul shot made to tie the game (8-8) with 2:41 showing on the clock. The Lady Hammers trailed by 3 points at the end of this period (8-11). In the second period, the Lady Hammers outscored the Lady Cats 9-7, but trailed by one point (17-18) when the final seconds ticked off the clock. Twenty seconds into the third period, Corn nailed a 3 point shot to give the Lady Hammers their first lead of the game (20-18) with 7:40 left in this period…the Lady Hammers had their largest led 24-21 with 5:15 on the clock in this same period. The Lady Hammers accumulated sixteen points in this period, but the Lady Cats had a 35-33 lead going into the final period. With 12.2 seconds left in the game, the Lady Hammers trailed 41-42...Mya Gentry grabbed the last offensive rebound and scored 2 points to contribute to a Lady Hammers victory over the Lady Cats of Rule (43-42). Leading scorer and rebounder was Buchanan with 15 PTS, 8 RBS, 2 steals, and 1 assist; Denton scored 11 points, grabbed 6 RBS, had 3 assists, and 1 steal; Corn nailed three shots above the arc for 9 PTS, grabbed 2 RBS, and had 2 steals; Flores contributed 2 PTS, had 2 steals, and grabbed 1 rebound; Williams contributed 2 PTS; Gentry contributed 2 PTS, 3 assists, grabbed 2 RBS, and 1 steal; Daniel scored 2 PTS and grabbed 1 rebound; McArthur grabbed 1 rebound; Bowen was given the opportunity to contribute as she given playing time on the court.

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