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Hinton girls sweep Spalding in conference opener

Friday, December 7, 2012

HINTON -- The Blackhawk girls blasted past Spalding Catholic Tuesday in an 81-21 victory.

The Spartans didn't have any hope of reining in the Hinton team -- the Blackhawks scored 23 in the first quarter to Spalding's eight.

"We had a really good first quarter, and the second quarter was even better than the first," Hinton girls coach Joel Small said.

The Blackhawks were on fire again before halftime, scoring 32 points while holding the Spartans to five.

"Our depth hurt them a little bit," Small said. "We're able to substitute girls in and out of the game pretty regularly and there's not a lot of drop off in our offense or defense."

Coming out of halftime, Hinton let up their pace a little, scoring 15 while allowing eight from the Spartans, then they blanched Spalding in the final quarter, scoring 11 points to their opponents' zero.

Everyone on Hinton's roster contributed to Tuesday's conference win, Small said.

"Later in the year, not everybody's going to play every game, so it's nice to get everybody in there playing ball and doing a good job," he said.

Scoring was led by a pair of Hinton juniors: Shaeler Lund and Alex Yoerger, both with 17 points

Lund went 8-for-13 on field goals and 1-for-1 from the free throw line while Yoerger went 8-for-15 on field goals and 1-for-2 from the line.

Junior Lauren Hedlund added another 15 points for the Blackhawks while sophomore Abby Cook piled on another 12 points.

"It's good to have four girls in double figures," Small said.

Spalding's Caitlin Murphy led her team with 10 points for the Spartans.

Hedlund led in rebounds with nine for Hinton and freshman Kaily Burke pulled down seven boards.

Cook and Hedlund grabbed five steals and Burke had four. Hedlund also had two blocks against the Spartans.

The Blackhawks made 22 steals overall for the night.

Hinton's win moves them to 3-1 overall and opens their War Eagle Conference play with a win.

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