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Hillcrest girls beat ICC

Nathan Hibbard
Staff Writer

The Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles squared off against conference foe Izard County Consolidated on Nov. 25 at Brockwell.

ICC started hot, hitting four three-pointers in the first quarter and led 13-6 heading into the second period. Hillcrest responded by outscoring their hosts 18-7 in the second quarter to take a 31-23 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Lady Eagles never trailed in the second half en route to posting their sixth win of the season, defeating ICC 51-45.

"The girls are continuing to work well together and we seem to be getting better each time out," said head coach Shawn Rose.

Breanna Doyle led Hillcrest with 15 points, four assists and four steals. Amber Glenn added nine points and eight rebounds, and Lauren Pickle had seven points and seven rebounds. Natalie Johnson had five points and five assists. Samantha Blevins added seven points and had three steals, and Miranda Doyle had five points. Tamara Evans and Katelyn Hammock each had two points.

The Hillcrest junior girls defeated ICC 30-27.

Mackenzie Nunnally scored 13 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the junior Lady Screamin' Eagles. Sarah Saffell and Lindsey Crews added six points each. Morgan Penn and Shea Durham each scored two points.

"We play really well offensively in spurts, but we need to be more consistent. Our defense has carried us for the most part," said Rose.

Twin Rivers

Hillcrest defeated Twin Rivers 52-31 Nov. 24 at Lynn.

Glenn led the Lady Screamin' Eagles with 13 points. Miranda Doyle and Johnson each had eight points. Breanna Doyle and Pickle each finished with seven points. Stevie Howard had five points and Blevins added four.

"We passed the ball well and got a lot of easy shots. Our timing in our offenses is getting better each day in practice," said Rose.

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