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Tuesdayâ€™s district opener against Veribest brought out the very best in the Blackwell girls basketball team as the Lady Hornets romped to a 58-28 victory.
It was the most onesided win of the year â€” and also the second victory over Veribest in four days â€” for Blackwell, which improved its season mark to 5-10.
Jennifer Allen and Aman-da Bullard scored 14 points, Kaitlyn Gaston 13 and Rec-cie Roland 11 for Blackwell, which led 11-1, 23-8 and 36-16 at the quarter breaks. Gaston hit two 3-pointers and Roland one.
Blackwell will resume district play this Friday at Bronte with a three-game winning streak, including a 28-24 non-district victory over Veribest Saturday in the consolation finals of the Lohn tournament.
In that game, Allen and Roland were the teamâ€™s top scorers with eight points apiece while Jessica Morrow added six points.
At the Lohn tournament, Blackwell opened with a 36-20 loss to Santa Anna last Thursday. But the Lady Hornets bounced back to beat Panther Creek 41-33 on Friday and reach Saturdayâ€™s consolation title game against Veribest.
Against Panther Creek, Roland had a team-high 19 points while Gaston scored eight, Bullard and Morrow five and Brooklyn Harris four. Blackwell outscored Panther Creek 24-16 in the second half to break a 17-17 tie at halftime.
Against Santa Anna, the Lady Hornets got five points from Morrow while Allen, Gaston and Roland scored four apiece.