Lady Hornets drop home opener to East Ridge

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SALYERSVILLE - The Magoffin County Lady Hornets couldn't notch a win in a home opener on Thursday (Nov. 30). Instead, visiting East Ridge, a familiar 15th Region rival, pulled away to defeat the Lady Raiders 71-57.

With the loss, Magoffin County dropped to 0-2.

East Ridge improved to 2-0 with the win. 

The Lady Warriors shot 44.3 percent (27-of-61) from the field. East Ridge was 4-of-12 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range. 

The Lady Warriors shot 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from the free throw line. 

East Ridge dominated inside, outrebounding the Lady Hornets 45-28.

A balanced scoring effort helped to lead East Ridge to the win. Pacing the Lady Warriors offensively, Haley Parks pushed in a team-high 15 points. 

East Ridge featured three scorers in double figures as Hannah Mullins netted 13 points and Katie May contributed 12 points. 

Both Haley Meade and Kelsi Slone narrowly missed reaching double figures for the Lady Warriors, finishing with nine points apiece. 

May grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds for East Ridge in the triumph over the Lady Hornets. 

Also reaching double figures in the rebounding column, Mullins chased down 10 caroms. 

Magoffin County shot only 27.4 percent (17-of-62) from the field. The Lady Hornets were 5-of-16 (31.3 percent) from 3-point range, faring better beyond the arc. 

Magoffin County shot 54.5 percent (18-of-33) from the free throw line. 

Alexis Montgomery poured in a game-high 25 points for the Lady Hornets in the loss. Montgomery, one of the area's most underrated girls' high school basketball players, drained three 3-pointers.

Kennedi Stacy accompanied Montgomery in double figures, scoring 16 points for the Lady Hornets in the loss. 

Additional scorers for Magoffin County were Haley Barnett (seven points), Haley McCarty (four points), Kenlee Wireman (four points) and Kaelyn Greene (one point). 

Stacy paced Magoffin County inside, grabbing seven rebounds.