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December 3, 2013

Hatchets down Lady Vikes at Kavanaugh Kourt

MONTGOMERY — For the first time since the 1996-97 basketball season, the Washington Lady Hatchets and Barr-Reeve Lady Vikings squared off in a regular season girls’ basketball game. In front of a strong crowd at Kavanaugh Kourt in Montgomery on Saturday night, the Hatchets bested the Vikings by a 61-49 count behind a strong second half effort from Coach Gretchen Miles and her troops.

In the early going, Washington (4-1) ran the floor for easy buckets, while Barr-Reeve (2-1) dialed it up five times from long distance in the first quarter, including a trio of triples by Hannah Bullock as the Vikings staked to a 15-10 first quarter lead. Barr-Reeve coach Mark Holt knew that wasn’t necessarily a great sign for the Vikings. “We knew that couldn’t last for the entire night, and eventually we would have to find another way to score.”

After a quick Viking basket to begin the second quarter gave them their biggest margin of the night at 17-10, Washington began to find their mojo. The Hatchets began turning defensive stops into transition offense, and ignited a 12-0 run to forge a 22-17 lead late in the quarter. Barr-Reeve answered quickly with their own short 5-0 burst to forge a 22-22 tie at halftime.

Although the Lady Hatchets showed a glimpse of what they were capable of doing, the third quarter may have been their most well played eight minutes of the season. Washington used a balanced attack to open the first 2:30 of the quarter on a 10-0 run to move in front at 32-22.

The Hatchets were keyed during the quarter by Lupe Perez and Jenna Johnson who each added a three point basket, and Audra Stallman added three buckets from the forward position to increase their margin to 44-31 entering the final stanza.

Any hope of a Barr-Reeve comeback were quickly halted early in the fourth quarter, and the visitors enjoyed their biggest lead of the night at 55-37 midway through the final frame. Ally Hunsinger added seven of her game high 22 points to hold the Vikings at bay, and the Lady Hatchets finished a perfect 11-11 from the charity stripe on the night to help put the game away.

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