By Chris Metcalf for the Hornell Sun
LE ROY – Hornell head coach Brian Dyring wanted his Lady Raiders to play with some urgency Friday night as they took on host Le Roy in LCAA crossover action.
They did just that.
Hornell raced out to a 17-0 lead midway through the first quarter en route to the 64-37 victory over the Lady Knights to improve their record to 4-3 overall.
Hornell’s pressure defense in the first quarter sparked the early advantage as the Lady Raiders led 20-7 after the first.
Le Roy did not score their first basket until just over a minute was left in the opening period.
“Our defense tonight was terrific,” coach Dyring said. “We were locked in from the start.”
Hornell had seven of their nine players hit the scoring column led by freshman shooting guard Jordyn Dyring with 18 points.
Another freshman, Selena Maldonado, did a fabulous job running the point and finished with 15 points and a bunch of steals.
“Selena played her best all around game as a varsity player tonight,” coach Dyring said. “Her speed sparks our transition game and she’s starting to see the floor better and making quick good decisions. She’s really starting to grow as a PG and it’s exciting to see.”
Sophomore Lillian Hoyt added eight points for Hornell.
Hornell will host Cal-Mum Jan. 6 before visiting Livonia Jan. 10 in what is expected to be a close, highly competitive game.