Hume hammers Miami in opening-round of district tourney
The Hume Lady Hornets sent the Miami Eagles to defeat in the opening round of the class 1 District 7 girls basketball tournament Monday night in Hume.
Third-seeded Hume (20-5 overall) was never threatened by sixth-seeded Miami, as they coasted to a 45-22 victory.
"It was a good way to start off the district tournament," Lady Hornets head coach Delayna Thompson said.
With the win, Hume advances to play the second-seeded Bronaugh Lady Wildcats in the tournament semifinals, tonight at 6 p.m.
A baseline jumper courtesy of forward Megan Sutcliffe handed the Lady Hornets a 6-2 advantage with 3:27 to play in the first quarter. Hume lead 10-2 at the conclusion of the first quarter, with their lead swelling to 28-7 at the halftime break. The second half opened with a pair of Sutcliffe free throws, followed by a Brhett Mumma led two-on-one fast break, as Hume increased its lead to 25.
The girls played pretty well, especially when we started playing a man-to-man defense," Thompson said. "Offensively, we like to play fast. We don't like the half-court (set) as much as we like the full-court and getting out in transition."
For Hume, Mumma tallied a doublie-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds, to go along with five blocks, four assists, and two steals. Sutcliffe fell just shy of a double-double, with 14 points, nine rebounds, an assist and a block; Hannah Swickhamer six points, three rebounds, an assist and a block; Hannah Gorda four points, six rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal; Karlee Metcalf five assists, two rebounds and steal; Malia McFrederick two points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal; Emmah Fillpot two rebounds, an assist and a steal; while Anna Spencer chipped in with a block and a rebound.
For Hume, this will be their third match-up with rival Bronaugh, In the first contest, Hume fell at Bronaugh during the regular season. Hume then trumped the Lady Wildcats Feb. 13, 41-38 in overtime to win the GVVC conference tournament championship.
"We need to start out well," Thompson said. "Even though we won in overtime, we didn't get off to a good start, only scoring 11 points in the first half."