By Ben Murphy
Harrison couldn’t avenge an early season loss Tuesday night, as the Lady Hornets fell to visiting Lake City for the second time this year by a score of 75-31.
The Lady Trojans led 8-1 after a low-scoring first quarter but pushed that lead to 33-17 at the half and led 55-28 entering the fourth.
Individual stats were not provided at press time.
On Thursday, Jan. 9 the Hornets hosted Meridian in a Jack Pine Conference game, falling 60-41.
“Although we lost, I’m very proud of this team and the way they are improving and working hard to make changes for this program,” Harrison head coach Kelly Cook said. “Meridian, by far, was the most intense team we have played all season. (Their coach) has these girls at top speed.”
Meridian led just 7-6 after the first quarter but took control of the game in the second to lead 27-15 at the half.
The Hornets outscored the Lady Mustangs 14-11 in the third to pull within 38-29 entering the fourth. Harrison could get no closer however as Meridian blistered the net for 22 points to Harrison’s 12 as the teams played to a 60-41 final.
Jessica Scherrer led Harrison with 16 points and eight rebounds, Lexi LaChappa had nine points and seven rebounds, Katelyn Sherrick had six points, Nicole Willman and Alyssa Haag both had four with Haag adding five rebounds and Ashleigh Woolson had two.
“Scherrer was solid offensively,” Cook said. “LaChappa continues to grow as a sophomore and stepped up. Our great surprise of the evening off the bench was Haag, who played her best game of the season. Defense continues to be our thorn but this team is determined to sew of the paint.”
Harrison (0-9 overall, 0-6 JPC) played at Gladwin on Thursday and plays at Houghton Lake on Tuesday.