The Lady Hornets have grown closer, but their journey through the All ‘A’ Classic State Small School Tournament ended on Saturday.
Hancock County fell behind early but never gave up, ultimately falling 58-48 to Crittenden County in the tournament quarterfinals at Marion.
The Lady Rockets took a 14-10 advantage after the first quarter before building their lead to 22-17 at intermission. Hancock County reduced the deficit in the third quarter, cutting the lead to 37-33, but free throws in the stretch were too difficult for the Lady Hornets to overcome.
“They did a little race and we fought in the second quarter,” said HCHS coach Kevin Husk. “It was just a back and forth, quite tight game. We gave up too many offensive rebounds and missed a few shots around the rim – that’s really the difference.
The Lady Hornets followed by four points with three minutes remaining, but Crittenden County converted 9 of 12 free throws in the final period to seal the victory.
Still, Husk said he was proud of his team’s efforts.
“We know that we are in any game at any time, regardless of the score, ”he said. “I love that. I love that our press and filming can take us back to any fame, even if things don’t go as planned. It comes down to the girls and their efforts …
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