Hobbton’s girls showed strength and determination in their Tuesday battle with Princeton, defeating the home team 57-42.
The Lady ‘Cats led the entire game, jumping out to an early 19-9 lead and never looking back.
“It was an overall team effort,” said an elated coach Alphonso Hooper after the game. “We had difficulty with their post player the first time we played them, but we practiced hard and we were able to pretty much take her out of the game this time around.”
Offensively, Hooper said, the Hobbton girls were firing off good shots, with leading scorer Sasha Martin starting off the game with three 3-pointers in a row.
“We also were rebounding good. Taylor (Bowden) did a good job at point guard, handling the ball for us and not making any turnovers. Overall, I think we had a really good game.”
Martin finished the night with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists; Michaela Wilson had 20 points and 10 rebounds; Casey Hobbs had 2 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks; Boweden had 6 assists and Jolesa Terry had 5 points.
This moves Hobbton’s record to 4-3.
The game Wednesday night with Princeton was too late for deadline. See those results in Friday’s Sampson Independent and online at www.clintonnc.com