Hornets sting Hawks


By Tony McGuire - [email protected]



Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Willard runs into the Viper defensive wall during the opening round of the 8th grade tournament.


Willard tries to take the baseline against the Viper defense during their opening round loss to the Lady Hornets.


Viper picks up a basket on a drive through the lane. The Lady Hornets moved on in tournament play with an early win over Willard.


Viper picks up two along the baseline during an opening round win over Willard.


The Viper Lady Hornets and the Willard Lady Warhawks hooked up in the opening round of the 8th grade county tournament. The Lady Hornets jumped out to the early lead, and never looked back as they notched a 44-20 win.

Both teams started slowly, but as the period wore on, the Lady Hornets began to find their groove. By the end of the first period, Viper was on top 11-3.

Both teams picked up the pace in the second period, with Viper getting the better of the battle. The Lady Hornets went into the intermission with the 29-13 advantage.

Neither team came out of the locker room hot, and scoring dropped off considerable. Again, Viper was able to increase their lead (38-17). Willard was unable to mount a serious comeback in the fourth quarter, allowing the Lady Hornets to move on with the 44-20 win.

Viper (44) Dunnigan 16, Minks 10, Brown 12, Vanover 4 and Jones 2.

Willard (20) Eldridge 9, Maggard 8 and Fugate 3.

Tony McGuire can be reached via email at [email protected]

Photos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Willard runs into the Viper defensive wall during the opening round of the 8th grade tournament.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0122.jpgPhotos by Tony McGuire | Hazard Herald Willard runs into the Viper defensive wall during the opening round of the 8th grade tournament.

Willard tries to take the baseline against the Viper defense during their opening round loss to the Lady Hornets.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0154.jpgWillard tries to take the baseline against the Viper defense during their opening round loss to the Lady Hornets.

Viper picks up a basket on a drive through the lane. The Lady Hornets moved on in tournament play with an early win over Willard.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0173.jpgViper picks up a basket on a drive through the lane. The Lady Hornets moved on in tournament play with an early win over Willard.

Viper picks up two along the baseline during an opening round win over Willard.
http://hazard-herald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_thumbnail_IMG_0215.jpgViper picks up two along the baseline during an opening round win over Willard.

By Tony McGuire

[email protected]

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