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Barnard, Panthers break out

January 11, 2002

Barnard, Panthers break out



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent
Hancock 62, St. James 28

HANCOCK (62)

A. Barnard 18, Pittman 3, Klinefelter 5, Mellott 12, H. Barnard 6, Yost 2, Keefer 2, Beaver 9, Bingaman 5. Totals 24 7-11 62.

ST. JAMES (28)

Logan 7, Pecoraro 4, DiGirolamo 2, Graham 11, Neilson 2, Rosenthal 2. Totals 11 6-14 28.

Hancock17102015-62

St. James24166-28

Three-point goals-Hancock 7 (A. Barnard, Pittman, Mellott 2, H. Barnard 2, Bingaman). JV-Hancock 42-11. (H: Aimee Barton, 13.)



ST. JAMES - Hancock point guard Alicia Barnard took care of plenty of personal business this week.

Tuesday night, the senior scored her 1,000th career point. Thursday, she led her team into the victory column.

Barnard finished with game-high totals of 18 points and nine steals against St. James as the Panthers broke an eight-game losing streak to start the season with a 62-28 victory.

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"We knew that we needed a win," Barnard said. "Everybody just played a great game all around. It was just exciting to get our first win. If we keep up the momentum, then we will be winning some more games during the rest of the season."

Amanda Mellott scored 12 points, Carrie Beaver added nine rebounds and nine points and Heather Klinefelter grabbed eight rebounds for the Panthers (1-8).

Hancock finished with a team total of 19 steals.

"We hustled and we played good defense," Hancock coach Kim Kerns said. "We anticipated a lot of passes. We started out pressing them. That caused some turnovers. We got some steals and we got some layups off of those steals. We got off to a nice lead and they were never able to come back. It feels good to get our first win. We needed it and we deserved it. It was the best that we shot the ball all year."

Center Kourtney Logan pulled down a total of 19 rebounds for St. James (5-4). Katie Graham scored 11 points and Teresa Pecoraro had four assists for the Saints.

"Defensively, we just didn't get out on the shooters as well as we should have and they took advantage of that," St. James coach Ted Camp said. "They shot the lights out of the ball and we were coming off of a three-week layoff."

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