Today was the first of back-to-back games for the Hopewell Junior High Girls Basketball team.
Fortunately for Coach Sundy and the Vikings, they were able to jump out to a big lead and use everyone on their bench enroute to a 54-31 win over Eden Christian Academy.
Here’s a recap of today’s game, which is sponsored by the Moon Golf Club, Hopewell Sports Nations new sponsor for Hopewell Boys and Girls Junior High Basketball.
*Hopewell wins the opening tip and immediately work the ball down low to Hannah McDowell for 2. Hopewell 2-0.
*Following a Eden Academy missed shot, Hopewell gets out on the break and Addison Blosnick connects with Calasia Cannon for 2. Hopewell 5-2.
*Next possession, Blosnick nails a 3-pointer. Hopewell 8-2.
*7th grader Ava Ray enters the game and immediately finds Blosnick for a nice reverse layup. Hopewell 10-2.
*To end the quarter, Ray with a pump fake at the foul line and then takes it in for a layup. Hopewell 12-6.
END OF 1ST QUARTER: HOPEWELL LED 12-6.
*Ray continued her strong play with a nice cut to the hoop and one of her teammates finds her for a layup. Hopewell 14-6.
*Then CiCi Smetana finished the quarter strong. First, she connects on a deep 3-pointer. Hopewell 17-6.
*Smetana then comes off a nice ball screen and with a quick release, hits an outside jumper. Hopewell 19-8.
*Off-rebound by Cannon and puts it back in for 2. Hopewell 21-8.
*Cannon then with a steal and finds Smetana who hits another mid-range jumper. Hopewell 23-8.
*Smetana then with a nice entry pass down low to McDowell, who converts for 2. Hopewell. Hopewell 25-8.
*Then right before the buzzer, Smetana misses a 3-pointer, but Blosnick grabs the rebound and puts it back for 2.
HALFTIME HOPEWELL LED 27-12
*Ray with good vision, with an assist to Blosnick for 2. Hopewell 31-12.
*Hopewell then works for a two as they grab a few offensive rebounds before Lily Enders puts it back in. Hopewell 35-17.
*Ray with another assist, this time finds Enders who makes the shot and is fouled.
END OF 3RD QUARTER: HOPEWELL LED 40-21.
*Cannon then hits a 3-pointer off the glass. Hopewell 43-23.
*McDowell makes her 3rd basket of the game. Hopewell 45-23.
*Cannon with a steal and takes it coast-to-coast for a layup. Hopewell 47-23
*Late in the game, Audriahna Hunter for 3. Hopewell 50-26.
*Blosnick grabs a defensive rebound and takes it all the way to the hoop for 2. Hopewell 52-29.
*Final basket of the game for Hopewell, Blosnick finds Harley Hample for 2.
FINAL SCORE: HOPEWELL 54 EDEN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 31.
There’s a big game tomorrow for the junior high girls and we’re asking the Hopewell Little Dribblers to please try and attend. Please read the story below.