Hornets Dispose of Bulldogs in Semi-Finals

The 5th seeded Hornets played the top seeded Trenton Bulldogs in the semi-finals at the Lawson Tournament last Thursday night.

Telly Harper got the tip and Jaran Richman layed it in for what would be the beginning of an upset victory over the Bulldogs. Hamilton unleashed a full court press that led to 6-0 start causing Trenton to call time out just 49 seconds into the contest. Penney would finish the quarter with a 19-12 advantage.

With 1:56 remaining in the half, the Bulldogs called their 3rd time out of the game, and trailing 37-21. The half ended with Trenton hitting a 2-pointer at the buzzer to cut the Hornet lead to fourteen, 37-23.

Hamilton would take a 49-38 lead into the final quarter, and finished with a convincing 67-50 victory.

Latroy Harper led all scorers with 29, Jaran Richman led Penney with 13 assists, and Latroy and Telly Harper led the team in rebounds with 8 each. Latroy also led the team with 3 steals, blocked a shot and assisted on 1 basket. Telly scored 17 points and handed out 1 assist. Richman grabbed 5 rebounds and stole the ball twice. Mason McFall scored 6 points, assisted on 1 bucket and rebounded the ball once. Korby Ford made 5 points, secured 2 rebounds, assisted on 1 basket, and stole the ball once. Derek Dixon completed the scoring with a free throw. Andy Ernat delivered 2 assists and rebounded the ball once. Wesley Pratt also played some valuable minutes in the contest. Spencer Harris led Trenton with 18. Hamilton made 29 of 51 field goal attempts, 7 of 13 free throws, committed only 4 turnovers, and assisted on 19 field goals. The Bulldogs made 1 of their 2 free throw attempts.

Penney High, now 8-2, earned the right to play the Lawson Cardinals in the championship game on Saturday night.

The Caldwell County News

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