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Tuesday girls hoops wrap: EH wins again; G-C falls to Spartans

December 18, 2012
Hancock County Sports

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Eastern Hancock 46, Cambridge City Lincoln 41: The Royals won their fourth straight game to improve to 8-3 on the season with the victory. 

Hannah Best scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Royals. She caught fire late, scoring the Royals' final 11 points. Her only 3-pointer of the game put the Royals up for good with 45 seconds left.

Kiersten Schrope added 14 points -- including 2-of-2 from 3-point range. She had six assists and five steals, both team-highs. Shelby Mourey had six points, six rebounds and three steals. Kristen Eischen had five rebounds.

EH got off to a strong start, leading 13-7 after a quarter and 22-18 at the half. The Royals extended it to 33-25 after three.

The Royals have one more tune-up before the Hancock County Tournament, as they visit Class A No. 8 Southwestern (Shelby) on Friday night for a Mid-Hoosier Conference matchup.

Connersville 37, Greenfield-Central 30: The Cougars fell victim to a strong third quarter by the Spartans for the road loss.

G-C led 12-5 after a quarter, and maintained that lead at halftime despite scoring one second-quarter point. But Connersville outscored the Cougars 14-3 in the third quarter to take a 25-16 lead and the Spartans pulled away in the fourth.

Emily Koers scored 11 points and Shelby Oldham nine for the Cougars. Sara Jones added six points.

Kenzie Weston, Connersville's second-leading scorer on the season, scored 23 points to lead the Spartans, her fourth 20-point game of the season. Taylor Stephen had 10. Those two combined to score all but four of the Spartans' points.

G-C is now 3-8 on the season. The Cougars will visit Eastern Hancock in the Hancock County Tournament semifinals at 10 a.m. on Dec. 27. G-C will host the final round at 6 p.m. that day.

G-C won the JV game 23-8, behind Paige Conley's eight points.


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