CCE Basketball Host HMS Tuesday December 20
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn overcame an early deficit and used a strong pressure defense to pick up a 67-50 win over Clay Central-Everly on Tuesday night. The Mavericks led 17-9 after one quarter, but HMS outscored CCE 19-8 to take a 28-25 lead at halftime. In the third quarter, the Hawks extended their lead to 51-40 and cruised to the 17 point victory in the fourth. HMS forced 34 CCE turnovers but did commit 24 of their own. Kenna Rieck led all scorers for the Hawks with 23. Olivia Japenga had 16 points and HMS improves to 4-1 to enter the Christmas break. CCE got 12 points from Carissa Doran and 10 from Kennedy Wilson. The Mavericks are 2-5 entering the holiday break.
Clay Central-Everly had an answer for every Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn run and the Mavericks took away a 59-51 win on Tuesday night in Everly. CCE led 18-10 after one quarter. A better second quarter by the Hawks saw the lead diminish and the Mavericks led 25-22 at halftime. CCE extended the lead to 35-30 after three. In the fourth, the Mavs got ahead by as much as nine, but HMS wouldn’t go away quietly. The Hawks cut the lead to three with less than a minute to go but late free throws sealed the win for CCE. Pete Trierweiler led the Mavericks with 17 points and seven steals. Logan Heissel added 13 for CCE, who improves to 2-5 entering the holiday break. Jake Van Dyke hit four treys in route to a 17 point performance for HMS. Hunter Orthmann had 13 points for the Hawks, who are 0-3.