Lady 'Hounds Beat Harrisburg in Kell Classic

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Lady Greyhound Reesa Hampton tires to get around Harrisburg's Cassie Armstrong during their game in the Kell Classic in Swifton.
TD photo/Anthony Cossey

A 12-0 run to start the second quarter gave Marmaduke the lead for good as they handed the Lady Hornets a 55-46 loss in the quarter-final round of the Kell Classic this past Monday at Swifton.

Natalie Lentz scored the first five points of the game for the Lady Greyhounds with a layup off the jump ball to start the game, one of two free throws and a basket inside. Ansley Wixson canned a three-pointer to get Harrisburg on the board making 5-3 Marmaduke. Reesa Hampton drilled a three-pointer for the Lady Greyhounds, Cassie Armstrong scored inside for Harrisburg, Emma Foster hit two free throws for Marmaduke as Wixson canned back to back three-balls for the Lady Hornets to make it 11-10 Harrisburg with 1:52 left. Johnson scored inside for Marmaduke before Vanessa Rivera hit a jumper for the Lady Hornets to make the score 13-12 Harrisburg at the end of one.

Marmaduke opened the second quarter with a 12-0 run as Lentz scored back to back baskets, Scout Weahterford canned a three-pointer, Foster got a stick back basket and Lentz drilled a three-ball to make it 24-13 Lady Greyhounds. Lessie Dowty hit two free throws for Harrisburg, Hampton connected on one of two free throws for Marmaduke, Armstrong hit a baseline jumper for the Lady Hornets before Anna Meredith hit one of two free throws for the Lady Greyhounds making it 26-17 Marmaduke with 1:56 left. Armstrong hit two free throws for the Lady Hornets as Johnson scored inside for the Lady Greyhounds to give Marmaduke a 28-19 lead at the half.

The Lady Greyhounds opened the third quarter with a three-ball from Johnson, a fast break layup from Hampton and a three-pointer from Lentz to push their lead to 36-19. Wixson connected on a trey for Harrisburg as Dowty hit a jumper in the lane for the Lady Hornets to make the score 36-24 Lady Greyhounds with 2:27 left. Lentz made a three-pointer for Marmaduke before Harrisburg got a basket inside and two free throws from Armstrong to make it 39-28 Lady Greyhounds. Foster and Johnson scored back to back baskets for Marmaduke in the last 30 seconds of the quarter to make the score 43-38 Lady Greyhounds at the end of three quarters of play.

Foster scored inside for Marmaduke to open the fourth quarter before Harrisburg got one of two free throws and a steal and layup from Armstrong and a jumper from Dowty to make it 45-33 Lady Greyhounds. Foster scored inside again for Marmaduke, Armstrong got a stick back for the Lady Hornets, Foster scored in the paint for the Lady Greyhounds as Armstrong canned a three-pointer for the Harrisburg making it 49-38 Marmaduke. The Lady Greyhounds got two free throws from Meredith, the Lady Hornets got a jumper from Dowty and a basket inside from Rivera as Meredith hit one of two free throws for Marmaduke to make it 52-42 with less than a minute left in the game. Wixson hit two free throws for Harrisburg, Lentz connected on two free throws for Marmaduke, Dowty hit a jumper for the Lady Hornets before Lentz hit one of two free throws setting the final score at 55-46 Marmaduke.

Armstrong led Harrisburg with 18 points as Wixson and Dowty finished with 14 and 10 points respectively. Rivera added four points for the Lady Hornets.

Lentz led all scorers with 21 points for the Lady Greyhounds as Foster added 12 points. Johnson tossed in nine points, Hampton netted six points, Meredith scored four points as Weatherford chipped in three points for the Marmaduke.

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