The Blevins Lady Hornets stayed busy on the hardwood before the Christmas Holiday break competing in the senior girls 2012 Nashville Holiday basketball Classic and 7-2A West Conference play.
The Blevins Lady Hornets stayed busy on the hardwood before the Christmas Holiday break competing in the senior girls 2012 Nashville Holiday basketball Classic and 7-2A West Conference play. The Lady Hornets would split victories before heading into the new year to begin hoop action. In the Nashville Holiday Classic senior girls tourney, the Lady Hornets pulled off a big victory over Mineral Springs 59-14 in the opening round. Lady Hornets' Asia McDaniel had a big game to lead scoring in double-figures with 24 points, Tiffiny Williamson posted double-digits with 18 points. Dara Swift scored eight points, Keyonna Welch added five points, Ebony Henagan and Olivia Young both had two points apiece. In the semifinals, the Lady Hornets edged off the Ashdown Lady Panthers for a 47-45 win to advance to the senior girls finals. In the game, Lady Hornets' Asia McDaniel led scoring in double-figures with 21 points, Williamson scored 13 points and Brianna Carrigan posted seven points. Dara Swift had the game's two key points for the game winning-shot in the closing seconds to give the Lady Hornets the win and advance to the senior girls finals. For the senior girls championship game, the Lady Hornets matched up against the tourney host team Nashville. The Lady Hornets kept it close in the first quarter with only a four point deficit holding Nashville under 10 points defensively for a 8-4 score ending first period action. In the second quarter, the Lady Hornets were out-scored by Nashville 10-5. At halftime, the Lady Hornets went into the locker room trailing Nashville, 18-9. In the second half, Nashville out-scored the Lady Hornets 25-10 for the third and fourth quarters. Nashville would go onto victory 43-19 and capture the senior girls tourney title, with the Lady Hornets finishing as the tournament runner-ups. In the game, Lady Hornets' Williamson led scoring in double-figures with 11 points and Asia McDaniel had seven points. In 7-2A West Conference hoops, the Lady Hornets would fall short to the Foreman Lady Gators 67-47. In the game, Lady Hornets' Asia McDaniel led scoring in double-figures with 15 points and Williamson posted 13 points. With the loss, the Lady Hornets are 3-3 in conference play and 9-13 overall. The Lady Hornets will return to 7-2A West Conference play on Monday, January 7 hosting Gurdon for their first taste of hoop action in the new year of 2013. The Jr. Lady Hornets will begin play at 5:30 p.m., then the Lady Hornets follow after junior high girls action. The Hornets will face off against the Go-Devils in the nightcap game at the Imon G. Brown Gymnasium in Blevins.