Hume hammers Miami in opening-round of district tourney

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Hume center Hannah Gorda surveys the court for an open teammate in the second half of Monday's decisive win over Miami. (Photo by Matthew Resnick/Daily Mail)

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."

Lady Hornets sophomore forward Emmah Fillpot attempts a lay-up in the second half of Hume's Monday night victory over the Miami Eagles. (Photo by Matthew Resnick/Daily Mail)
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