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Eagles topple Perry for 12th straight win; Lady Maroons edge HHS late

February 07, 2024 - 00:00
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The good kind of streaking continues for the Hennessey boys basketball team.

The Eagles won their 12th straight Friday by putting away Perry 53-34 at the Eagle Event Center.

After a solid start, Hennessey allowed the Maroons to creep back into it by halftime, but took command again with a 16-6 run in the third quarter.

Four different Eagles scored a field goal in that third, which was a sample size of the whole game.

Ten Hennessey players scored and four of them notched seven or more points.

Jael Torres led the way with 14, including six in that third-quarter run.

Hunter Weber knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 11.

He made two of them in the first quarter as Hennessey got out to a 12-3 lead. Perry outscored the Eagles 15-10 in the second to only trail by four at the half.

Garett Vinson scored four in the third as part of his seven points. Camdyn Richardson also scored seven.

The win pushed Hennessey to 19-2 with two regular season games remaining.

A win Thursday against Fairview would give Hennessey the Three Rivers Conference regular season title outright.

Perry girls close strong

Hennessey beat Class 3A’s third-ranked Perry girls for about 30 minutes and 30 seconds of last Friday night’s game.

But the Lady Maroons got the 90 seconds that mattered most.

Visiting Perry outscored Hennessey 16-2 in the fourth quarter to earn a 4134 come-from-behind win at the Eagle Event Center.

Hennessey led by nine after a quarter, 11 at halftime and seven entering the fourth quarter.

The Lady Eagles were still up 34-28 when Star Torres banked in a driving bucket with 3:07 to play.

But those proved to be the Lady Eagles’ final points.

Perry took its first lead with 1:30 to go when Bella Porter’s 3-pointer made it 35-34.

Porter was one of just three Perry players to score and got all eight of her points in the second half.

As usual, the bulk of the visitors’ scoring came from Kennedy Hight and Sarah Davison.

The duo scored the final six points of the game to seal the win. Hight, a Northwestern Oklahoma State University signee, led the way with 17.

Davison scored 16. Hennessey was led by Ally Painters’ 13 points.

She scored six in the first quarter and had 10 by halftime.

Torres finished with nine points while Emma Copeland had seven.

The Lady Eagles scored just two field goals in the second half.

They dropped to 9-12 with their fourth straight defeat.