Freshman Lady Hornets ride defense to victory
With 50 seconds left in the game, Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves’ Taylor Steed connected on a 3-pointer that tied the score at 21. The Bryant Lady Hornets freshman team came back the other way and Destiny Martin laced a pass to Alyssa Kubaiko along on the left baseline. Kubaiko, in off the bench, hit a clutch 8-foot jumper to snap the tie.
Lake Hamilton called a timeout with :36.5 showing and when play resumed, Steed misfired on a 3-point try and the rebound went out of bounds to Bryant. Martin again pushed the ball up the floor but was fouled with :11.8 showing. Though she missed the front end of the one-and-one, Kennedy Harris out-maneuvered the Lady Wolves for the rebound, put up a shot and scored a huge basket to make it 25-21 lead.
Moments later, Kendal Rogers made a steal and added a final free throw as the Lady Hornets turned back the Lady Wolves, 26-21.