Baker too strong for Laurel Hill

Girls basketball

Baker's defending District 2-1A girls basketball team opened the 2012-13 season with a win Tuesday night over Okaloosa County rival Laurel Hill.

RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin
Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 at 06:28 PM.

BAKER — Tuesday night’s season-opening girls basketball game between North Okaloosa rivals Laurel Hill and Baker was typical of early-season games. At times, the play was sloppy and both teams are still finding their basketball legs that will come as they get in better shape a few weeks into the season.

There also were moments that gave hope to both the Hoboes and Gators.

However, when the final horn sounded, Baker’s Cassidy Anderson had scored a game-high 17 points, leading the Gators to a 46-30 win.

Baker got off to a fast start in the first quarter, taking a 12-3 lead at the end of the period behind Anderson’s eight points.

A 3-point basket by Laurel Hill’s Bree Owens 20 seconds into the second quarter cut the Gator lead to 12-6 — and that’s as close as the Hoboes (0-1) got the rest of the game.

Every time Laurel Hill went on a run to get the score to cut the Baker lead to less than 10 points, the Gators answered with their own run to keep the visitors at arm’s length.

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