For The Tribune
Lanesville’s basketball teams opened up early leads at Medora Saturday night, and went home with easy victories.
The Lanesville girls (4-9) jumped on top 21-10 at the end of the first period, increased its lead to 38-19 at the half and went home with a 70-36 win.
In the boys’ game, Medora’s offense turned as cold as the weather outside as the Hornets managed to make only four field goals and lost 66-13.
Medora girls fall to Eagles
Despite the loss, Medora girls coach Brad McCammon said his team is definitely pointed in the right direction.
“The good news is we’re starting to understand and play better together,” he said. “We’re kind of getting all our parts and pieces together. We had a couple girls that joined later and we’re trying to work them into our rotation.
“The one positive thing this season, we’ve been able to go deeper in our rotation. The last couple years we’ve had five or six kids, and now that we’ve got 10 kids dressed we can go a little deeper in our lineup and give some kids some rest.
The Eagles, sparked by five field goals and 11 points from Gracie Adams, jumped on top 8-2 midway through the first quarter and 21-10 at the end of the period.
The visitor opened the second period on a 9-0 run to lead 30-10, and increased their margin to 52-27 after three periods.
One of the players that joined the team late was Kailen Flynn, who topped the team in scoring with 17 points. Lillie Hatfield added 12 points, and Adams finished with 19 points.
Friday night the Hornets fell 55-35 at Tabernacle Christian with Flynn scoring 13 and Hatfield 12.
Rock Creek Academy topped the Hornets 60-38 at home Thursday night as Hatfield and Flynn both scored 12.
Medora (1-7) will host Borden Saturday, and McCammon welcomes the time off to give his team some rest.
“I’m encouraged with my kids’ attitudes and their effort, and we’ll just try to go out and improve in areas we need to. I couldn’t ask for a better group of kids, 10 great ladies, great students, just great kids.
“They come to practice ready to get better and that’s all a coach can ask. We’re getting experience in the lineup and that’s going to pay off as the season goes on. I told the girls they have to be patience and make gradual improvement each ball game.”
Medora boys lose big
Prior to its game against Lanesville, Hornets boys coach Mark Morin said. “It’s going to be a tough game. They’re pretty tough.”
The Eagles dominated from the start by scoring the first 12 points of the game before Owen Sullivan scored on a short jump shot with five minutes left in the first period.
The Eagles increased their lead to 22-2 before Gavin Henson hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the first period.
That would be Medora’s final field goal until the fourth period as the Hornets didn’t score in the second period, managed only one free throw in the third as they shot 0-for-9 and had 13 turnovers in those two quarters.
Medora (0-6) shot 4-for-23 for the game, and had 24 turnovers
Henson was high scorer for the Hornets with five points, while Riley Cook topped the visitors with 19.
Lanesville (4-1) has won a game by 53 or more points three times this season.
Medora will travel to Orleans Friday night.