For The Tribune
Rock Creek Academy defeated the Medora girls basketball team 42-30 on Thursday evening at home.
The Hornets struggled to keep up with the Lions’ size throughout the night.
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Both teams experienced a slow start to the game and battled through missed shots and turnovers.
The Lions led 10-5 after the first quarter.
Senior Jadelyn Dean scored a layup and free throw while sophomore Lillian Hatfield scored a jump shot to amass the Hornets’ points.
The second quarter seemed as though the Hornets were going to take control of the game as they opened on a quick 8-0 run to take the lead 13-12.
That would be the only time the Hornets would lead as Rock Creek’s Renayah Bailey hit a 3-pointer to bring the game to 15-13. That started a 10-0 run for the Lions.
The Lions’ run ended with two free throws from Hornets’ freshman Kailen Flynn.
The Hornets were down 22-15 at the half.
Struggles buried the Hornets in the third quarter as they were only able to score one basket. Jadelyn Dean made a jumper with 1:37 to go in the quarter.
The team also struggled to hit open shots, turned the ball over and failed to execute on the Lions’ zone defense. The Hornets were outscored 8-2 in the third.
The fourth quarter showed some strength by the Hornets as they outscored the Lions 13-12 powered by senior Carley McCammon’s two 3-pointers and a jump shot. But the damage was done as Medora dropped the game 42-30.
After the game Hornets’ coach Brad McCammon said the team was not as aggressive as they could have been.
“I just don’t think we played with as much intensity as we normally do,” he said.
Brad McCammon attributed that to some lower energy and minor injuries.
“We came in a little banged up. Carley came in with some bruised ribs she suffered in the last few minutes of the Crothersville game,” he said. “She debated on whether she was even going to play.”
Carley McCammon still led the team in points and rebounds as she posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Brad McCammon said the team also shot consistently poor throughout the night.
“We shot really poorly through the field tonight,” he said. “I mean, 30 points isn’t going to beat a lot of teams out there, but I thought our defensive effort gave it everything it had and we were outsized, but the girls show a lot of heart.”
The Hornets will face Lanesville at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Medora.