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Panthers, Lions split a twinbill

January 13, 2011|By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent

HANCOCK — The host Hancock Panthers split a boys-girls basketball doubleheader against Broadfording on Thursday night.

The Lions won the boys game 71-63 before Hancock’s girls scored a 51-47 victory.

* Andrew Wyand, Iver Silva and Pete Cradduck each scored in double figures for Broadfording (10-6). Wyand led the way with 17 points, Silva had 15 and Cradduck added 12.

The Lions had a stranglehold on Hancock (1-8) in the first half, rolling to a 45-31 lead at the break.

Hancock stormed back in the third quarter, doing it defensively by forcing 11 Broadfording turnovers and holding the Lions to just six points.

The Panthers went on a 13-1 run to start the frame and had a 53-51 lead heading into the fourth.

“(At halftime) I told them to man up, start playing harder and go out and win the second half,” Hancock coach Jeff Spielman said.

But Broadfording regained its form in the fourth, outscoring Hancock 20-10 to close out the game.

“We didn’t start running our offense until the last half of the fourth quarter, and fortunately, we played well,” Lions coach Burnie Clutz said.

Spencer Heller led Hancock with a double-double, dropping 23 points and pulling down 15 rebounds. Jarrod McCoy and Donnie O’Brien each had 12 points.

* A gimpy Maureen Leavy posted a massive double-double — 20 points and 22 rebounds — to give Hancock’s girls their fourth win in five games.

“Maureen sucked it up and showed a lot of character playing through her ankle injury,” Panthers coach Todd Ruppenthal said.

Hancock (4-6) clawed its way to a 26-21 halftime lead, then played solid defense in the third quarter, holding the Lions (5-8) to just four points to take a 35-25 lead into the fourth.

Broadfording (5-8) nearly pulled off the comeback, finding its offense to outscore Hancock 22-16 in the final eight minutes.

“We played well in the second half, but the girls wouldn’t foul at the end, which ended up being the difference in the game,” Broadfording coach Dana Gonzales said.

Katie Connolly accounted for nearly 62 percent of the Lions’ offense, scoring 29 points and making 10 of 11 attempts at the foul line. Chelsea Foltz led Broadfording with seven boards.

Sara Wagner had 13 points and seven rebounds for Hancock. Tiffany Younker led the Panthers with four assists and four steals.

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Boys

BROADFORDING (10-5)
Dominguez 0 2-2 2, Silva 7 1-2 16, Sallah 2 3-4 7, Boone 1 1-2 3, Wyand 5 4-4 17, Campagna 2 3-4 7, Cradduck 7 0-2 14, Colliflower 0 3-4 3, B. Cradduck 1 0-0 2. Totals 25 17-24 71.
HANCOCK (1-8)
O’Brien 4 4-6 12, Wiles 2 4-7 9, Foreman 1 1-2 3, Souders 1 0-1 2, Ray 1 0-2 2, McCoy 5 1-2 12, Heller 10 2-6 23. Totals 24 12 2-6 63.
Broadfording    18    27    6    20    —    71
Hancock    11    20    22    10    —    63

3-point goals — Broadfording 4 (Wyand 3, Silva), Hancock 3 (Wiles, McCoy, Heller). Rebounds — Hancock 37 (Heller 15). Fouled out — Souders. JV: Broadfording, 60-59.

Girls

HANCOCK (4-6)
Leavy 9 2-6 20, Wagner 6 1-1 13, Younker 4 0-2 8, Shives 3 0-0 6, Himes 1 0-0 2, Hull 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 3-11 51.
BROADFORDING (5-8)
Connolly 8 10-11 29, Burkhardt 4 0-0 8, Boone 3 1-4 7, Flook 1 0-1 3. Totals 16 11-16 47.
Hancock        16    10    9    16    —    51
Broadfording    15    10    4    22    —    47

3-point goals — Broadfording 4 (Connolly 2, Boone, Flook).

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