Frontcourt trio again leads HNHS girls to win

The frontcourt trio of Alyssa Hurlburt, Liesl Davenport and Taylor Foley again did the heavy lifting to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team to a 43-39 victory over visiting New Castle on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Moved into the starting lineup against New Castle, Hurlburt scored a game-high 13 points and dished out four assists, and Davenport and Foley added 10 points apiece for the Lady Vikings, now 7-9 overall and 4-2 in the North Central Conference.

The Lady Vikes trailed at each stop along the way except on the final scoreboard. New Castle jumped out to a 12-8 lead after one quarter, held an 18-16 lead at halftime and led 30-29 after three quarters before the Lady Vikes came up with a 14-9 edge in the final stanza for the win.

Eight of 15, 53.3 percent shooting in the second half didn't hurt HNHS, which wound up at 15 of 34, 44.1 percent for the contest. Shooting 12 of 15 from the charity stripe for a neat 80 percent also paid off.

Foley added 11 rebounds to her point total for HNHS, and guard Mariah Town chipped in with a game-high six assists and three steals. Kayla Schenkel added five points and five rebounds.

Courtney Baker led New Castle with 10 points, and pickpocketed eight steals as well.

The girls host South Side on Tuesday, Jan. 27

Name FG 3 Pt FT Pts RB Ast PF
Huntington North
Mariah Town 0-1 0-1 2-3 2 1 6 1
Liesl Davenport 4-8 0-2 2-2 10 2 0 3
Alyssa Hurlburt 4-12 0-1 5-6 13 4 4 1
Taylor Foley 4-7 0-0 2-3 10 11 1 4
Kayla Schenkel 2-3 0-0 1-1 5 5 0 2
Hayley Bradford 1-1 1-1 0-0 3 0 1 1
Abby Armstrong 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0
Tajsha Shrock 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 1 3
Totals 15-34 1-6 12-15 43 28 13 15
New Castle
Courtney Baker 3-9 0-1 4-4 10 2 2 2
Meghan Brown 1-7 0-0 6-7 8 3 1 2
Kaycee Dobbs 2-4 0-0 0-0 4 1 0 1
Macey Elyea 4-15 0-8 1-2 9 7 1 5
Molly Swift 2-4 0-0 0-2 4 5 0 2
Keisha Leath 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 4 0 2
Emily Smith 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Miranda Wallen 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 0 1
Sierra Cochran 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 14-44 0-9 11-15 39 25 4 15