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February 13, 2014

Hatchets take down Chargers

VINCENNES - Favored Washington made quick work of Pike Central in Sectional 31 at Alice Arena on Wednesday as the Lady Hatchets defeated the Lady Chargers 74-39.

Class 3A No. 9 Washington (17-3) started strong and never looked back against Pike Central (3-18). Ally Hunsinger dialed long distance three times on the way to 11 first quarter points, outscoring the Lady Chargers all by herself, as Washington led 22-7 after eight minutes of action. Pike Central briefly led 1-0 on a free throw by Emily Howes, but Washington’s Jenna Johnson quickly gave the Lady Hatchets a 2-1 lead and Washington never looked back.

If the Lady Hatchets had any rust from a nearly two week layoff it didn’t show. Washington shot 58 percent (14-24) from the field in the first half, committed just five turnovers, and out rebounded PC 18-8. The Lady Hatchets limited the Lady Chargers to 18 percent (4-22) shooting and forced eight Pike Central turnovers. Washington led 36-13 at the half, with Cheyenne Jones adding seven points in addition to Hunsinger’s 11.

The quick start was a key for the Lady Hatchets according to coach Gretchen Miles.

“I thought they got off to a tremendous start at the beginning of the game, except for some rebounding hit and misses, but of course as coaches you’re always ready to pick on something. But I thought just the way they shared the basketball, the way we got off to a good start hitting the basket makes a huge difference,” said Miles. “Also, getting the defensive stops were a big deal right from the get go.”

Miles was pleased with how her entire roster responded against the Lady Chargers.

“Overall, tonight, I thought everyone played well. Everyone did what they were supposed to do. Ally stepped up and hit those big shots a senior is supposed to hit, that really helped with our younger kids’ jitters when she hit those shots early,” said Miles. “I thought Cheyenne and Audra were huge on the boards tonight, and it was good to see Lupe out there.”

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