Medora falls to Borden



Medora’s girls basketball team lost an eighth straight game on Saturday, falling to Borden 51-36 at the Hornets Nest.

The Braves scored the first five points of the game before Kelsey Turner scored for the Hornets on a short jumper at the 5:35 mark.

Borden then went on a 12-0 run to lead 17-2 late in the opening period. The Hornets had nine turnovers and shot only 1-for-7 from the field during that time.

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Kailen Flynn made a 3-point shot from the top of the key, and Lillie Hatfield drove for a layup later in the quarter, but the Braves held a 19-7 lead heading into the second period and went home with a 51-36 win.

“What I was trying to get the girls to understand is in the man-to-man press (is to settle down),” Hornets coach Brad McCammon said. “We were getting a little jittery, and we didn’t take real good care of the basketball. We had way too many turnovers early on.

“Finally, we got to understand if we just clear out where we don’t have to catch it and pass it, we can catch it and bring it, and we got settled down with that.”

Hatfield opened Medora’s scoring in the second period with a 3-pointer, and she added three free throws in the quarter, and Taylor Hunter stepped up her play inside with six rebounds in the period.

McCammon complimented his junior center.

“I was proud of Taylor Hunter coming off the bench rebounding like she did,” he said.

She topped the Hornets with nine rebounds.

Borden held a 29-14 lead at the half, and was on top 31-14 early in the third period when Flynn hit a 3-pointer, and followed with a steal and layup to cut the difference to 31-19.

Hatfield made two free throws later in the period to set the score at 35-24 before the Braves held a 38-26 lead going into the fourth period.

“We tried some different half-court defenses,” McCammon said. “We were able to play a little man-to-man which helped bring us back in the second half.

“We got some play out of our bench today, which helped us too. We’re starting to get some more depth. We’re taking a little strides at a time. I thought overall we played closer than the final score indicated, but we had some moments of lapse there.”

Six different Hornets scored, led by Flynn and Hatfield with 13 points apiece.

Borden (2-10), which broke a 10-game losing string, was led by Dayton Nale with 14 points and nine rebounds.

“I thought the effort and intensity was there,” McCammon said. “They’re trying to run the sets, trying to do things right so you can’t be frustrated with them because they’re giving me a good effort. We did a better job of getting back on the fast break. The last two or three games we were getting beat really bad, so we worked on that in practice, trying to get back and stop the ball. We’re just trying to correct things one thing at a time. You can’t fix everything at once. They worked hard. Typically, Borden moves the ball pretty well, which they did, and had defensive pressure.”

Medora (1-8) will travel to Rising Sun Thursday night.

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