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Seven players scored at least five points as the balanced Central Hardin Lady Bruins used a 3-point barrage to down the visiting Nelson County Lady Cardinals on Tuesday night, 78-65.
Senior guard Alysse Bishop hit all three of her 3-point attempts as she scored a team-high 18 points for Central Hardin (1-0), which owned a 10-point halftime lead and buried 10-of-19 attempts from the arc.
Junior forward Abbi Goedde was 2-of-2 from the arc and scored 17 points, while senior guard Jordan Daniel also hit two 3s and finished with 16 points.
It was the Lady Bruins’ third-highest scoring output in their last 37 games.
Last season, Central Hardin opened with a 37-point loss to Nelson County.
It was the most points allowed by Nelson County since a 95-59 loss to Central Hardin on Dec. 1, 2006.
CENTRAL HARDIN 78, NELSON COUNTY 65
Nelson County 11 10 19 25—65
Central Hardin 17 14 22 25—78
Central Hardin (1-0)
Alysse Bishop 18, Abbi Goedde 17, Jordan Daniel 16, Lauren Norton 7, Aislynn Barnes 5, Kristina Krupinski 5, Kasey Smallwood 5. FG: 24-60. FT: 20-30. 3-pointers: 10-19 (Daniel 2-6, Norton 1-4, Barnes 1-3, Bishop 3-3, Goedde 2-2, Smallwood 1-1). Rebs: 50.
UP NEXT: Central Hardin plays Edmsonson County at 7:45 p.m. Friday in the Meade County Lady Wave Tip-off Classic. The Lady Bruins also play Saturday against Russell County and Taylor County in the Classic.
ADAIR COUNTY 50, JOHN HARDIN 38. The host Lady Bulldogs (0-1) led by two entering the fourth quarter, but John Hardin was held scoreless the final 3:43.
Adair County (1-0) was 12-of-15 from the foul line, while John Hardin was 8-of-17.
John Hardin had eight players score, but none scored more than seven as the Lady Bulldogs shot just 13-of-36 from the field and 4-of-15 from the 3-point line.
Sophomore wing Ieshia Hopwood had seven points and two assists, while senior center Chantler Jernigan had seven points and a team-high nine rebounds.
ADAIR COUNTY 50, JOHN HARDIN 38
Adair County 14 10 9 17—50
John Hardin 11 10 14 3—38
John Hardin (0-1)
Ieashia Hopwood 7, Chantler Jernigan 7, Zacchea Small 6, Kristin Shonkwiler 5, Tajah Haley 4, Aaliyah Dice 3, Michelle Montgomery 3, Anika Taylor 3. FG: 13-36. FT: 8-17. 3-pointers: 4-15 (Shonkwiler 1-6, Hopwood 1-4, Haley 0-3, Dice 1-1, Taylor 1-1). Rebs: 31 (Jernigan 9, Montgomery 8, Haley 5, Small 5). Assists: 8 (Haley 3, Hopwood 2, Shonkwiler 2). Steals: 6 (Six with 1).
UP NEXT: John Hardin plays at 17th District rival Elizabethtown at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the second game of a boy/girl doubleheader.