Lady Blazers Drop Opener to Hopkins County Central

Hopkins County Central broke open a close game midway through the second quarter and held on for a 57-45 win over University Heights Academy Monday at Blazer Gym.

The Lady Storm led 12-9 after one quarter but outscored the Lady Blazers 22-13 in the second frame for a 31-22 halftime lead. Hopkins Central was able to maintain a double-digit lead for most of the second half despite shooting just 15-of-32 at the free throw line.

Lily Hendricks was the lone Lady Blazer to score in double figures with 17 points.

Meghan Adams scored nine points, and Aisha Pantiere scored seven.

Nykea Ikeard led Hopkins Central with 18 points, and Somaya Stafford added 11 points.

University Heights returns to action this weekend at the Whitesville Trinity shootout. They will play McLean County Friday and Cannelton, Indiana Saturday afternoon.

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