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No. 15 Hinton Girls Basketball Rides Big Second Half to Defeat Gehlen Catholic

The No. 15 Hinton girls basketball team defeated Gehlen Catholic 64-35 on Friday night in a War Eagle Conference matchup.

The Blackhawks played a rough first half getting into a back-and-forth battle with the Jays and only holding a 27-26 margin at the half. Hinton head coach Matt Leary says the girls missed on doing the little things well.

Thankfully, that all changed in the second half when Hinton would nearly keep the Jays off the scoreboard in the third quarter and outscored them 37-9 in the second half. The thing missing for Hinton in the first half was a little extra toughness, and Coach Leary says they came out much tougher in the second half.

Kadence Peters helped spark the Blackhawks in the second half after struggling to hit anything in the first half. She buried three three-point baskets in the second half and had 15 points for the game. Coach Leary says she came up in a big spot when she was needed most.

The busy week for the Blackhawks got lighter with the inclement weather, but they still face off with a ranked Cherokee team and a one-loss George-Little Rock team. Coach Leary says this week will continue to test the girls.

Hinton upped their record to 10-2 on the year and 4-1 in the War Eagle Conference. Gehlen Catholic fell to 1-12 and 0-6 in the conference.