Pirates too strong for Hoboes

Laurel Hill girls basketball

Ty DeAndrade brings the ball upcourt for Laurel Hill while guarded by Katie Leathers.Ty DeAndrade brings the ball upcourt for Laurel Hill while guarded by Katie Leathers.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 12:27 AM.

LAUREL HILL — Scott Varnum, the Laurel Hill School girls basketball coach is confident his Hobo team played better than the final score indicated in Thursday night’s game against District 1-1A power Ponce de Leon.

When the final horn sounded the Pirates had a 58-30 win. But Varnum pointed out the scoreboard didn’t tell the whole story.

“I’m proud of my girls tonight,” he said. “They (the Hoboes) made some runs on them (the Pirates). There are some people that are going to look the score and not understand that we played a better game than the score indicated.

“The girls didn’t quit. For the most part I thought we handled their pressure really well. And 0ur rebounding — we did a real good job on the boards.”

PDL’s Hannah Howell scored the first basket of the night 36 seconds after the opening tip and the Pirates the lead they would never relinquish.

An August Brown free throw for Ponce made it 3-0 with 6:55 left in the first quarter.

Jhanea Griffin got the Hoboes into the scoring column with 6:42 left in the period, but the 3-2 score was as close as Laurel Hill (1-4) would get the rest of the game.

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