By Ben Murphy
The Harrison Lady Hornets had their most lopsided victory of the season Tuesday night, blowing out visiting Coleman 60-27 in non-conference girls basketball.
“This team is meshing and realizing their potential with their size and speed,” Harrison head coach Kelly Cook said. “We struggled a little bit in the first half shooting, but the team really hit the boards in the first two quarters to keep Coleman at bay. We had great ball movement all night and that helped keep our lead into the first half.”
Harrison jumped to a 13-6 edge after the first quarter and cushioned its lead to 21-13 at the half. The Lady Hornets had big third and fourth quarters, getting a 17-8 edge in the third and 21-6 edge in the fourth to account for the final.
“I told the girls they had to come out in the third quarter with some intensity,” Cook said. “We pressed most of the game and… we continued the spread through our fast break.”
Brooke Colville led the team with 18 points, two rebounds, two steals and two assists, Hillary Brewer had 14 points and 11 rebounds, Allison Lipovsky had eight points, seven rebounds and three steals and Jessica Scherrer put in five points.
On Thursday, Jan. 3 the Lady Hornets fell to visiting Gladwin, 54-21 in Jack Pine Conference play.
The Hornets shot just 18 percent from the floor on the night and fell behind 10-8 after the first and 30-12 at the half. The Lady Flying G’s continued to dominate with a 24-9 second half edge.
Lipovsky led Harrison with seven points and one block, Brewer had four points and six rebounds and Colville had four points and five steals.
Harrison (3-6 overall, 1-4 JPC) played at Meridian on Thursday and host Houghton Lake on Tuesday.