Paxton girls too strong for Hoboes

Laurel Hill girls basketball

Laurel Hill’s Jhanae Griffin shoots over Paxton’s Lenor Dixon during Thursday’s District 1-1A girls basketball game between the Hoboes and Bobcats in the Laurel Hill gym.

RANDY DICKSON | News Bulletin
Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 05:18 PM.

LAUREL HILL — Eight games into the season the Laurel Hill girls basketball team is still experiencing growing pains.

The Hoboes have been hit by injuries to key players and have had another player dismissed from the team.

Even with full roster and healthy team Laurel Hill would have had its hands full in Thursday's game with rival Paxton. Without the missing players the Hoboes could only hope the Bobcats would self-destruct.

It didn’t take long to realize the Bobcats wouldn’t be beating themselves.

Paxton used a full-court press defense to jump to a 26-4 first quarter lead on the way to a 61-19 District 1-1A win over the Hoboes.

Hobo coach Scott Varnum was quick to give credit to Paxton coach Steve Williams and the Bobcats for doing what they needed to for the win.

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