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East Knox’s Halle Schultz (31) prepares to pass the ball during her team’s 51-38 victory in their home opener against Cardington.
East Knox’s Halle Schultz (31) prepares to pass the ball during her team’s 51-38 victory in their home opener against Cardington. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
November 28, 2012 10:34 am EST

 

HOWARD — The East Knox Bulldogs took charge right from the opening tipoff, getting a big lead early and never looking back.

The Bulldogs cruised to a 51-38 victory over the Cardington Pirates in their non-conference home opener.

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“The girls have been working hard,” said East Knox’s Jeremy Hubbard, following his first win as head coach. “We shot very well tonight and that’s just a product of the girls working hard and getting shots up in practice. They put the time in and it’s showing up for them.”

The Bulldogs, who broke out on top, 9-1, had five first-half steals from Jade Burwell and solid defense, allowing only one field goal in the first quarter.

“Jade is a very talented basketball player,” said Hubbard. “She went through a tough stretch during the last game and I ended up benching her a little bit and it was almost a message to the team as well. I knew we would see a different player tonight and it was no fluke, the way she played.”

The benching really lit the spark for the Bulldogs.

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