Lady Hawks use pressure to overpower Hornets

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Hampton wins cross-county tilt in regular season finale

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  • Hampton senior Lexi Wolinski hustles the ball up court in transition, while Giltner senior Alice Wiles (left) follows the play.
    Hampton senior Lexi Wolinski hustles the ball up court in transition, while Giltner senior Alice Wiles (left) follows the play.
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Hampton and Giltner squared off for a good old fashioned cross-county CRC showdown in the regular season finale Friday, with the visiting Lady Hawks claiming a 45-30 victory.
The setting was anything but normal, with lingering pandemic protocol forcing many in the crowd to wear masks, and bitter cold temperatures causing problems which delayed the opening tip-off. Hampton’s bus broke down in the frigid weather, prompting a mid-trip transfer to a second bus, and a later start time.
“We knew it was going to be a battle tonight on the court, but more than that we had big-time bus troubles and didn’t even get here until 5 o’clock,” Hampton coach Margo LaBrie said after the game. “I was worried about that, just mentally, that the girls wouldn’t be in it and I think that happened.”

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