Lady Hornets Beat Savannah In Tournament Opener
The Savannah Lady Savages scored the first four points in the game, but that would be their only lead in their tournament opening game. The Chillicothe Lady Hornets responded with a 9-0 run and never trailed again in a 55-44 victory.
Chillicothe led by 8 at halftime and built a 16 point lead several times in the second half. Coach Darren Smith said his Lady Hornets played well at times.
Hunter Keithley led Chillicothe with 17 points, Kennedie Kieffer with 14, Maggie Pfaff with 8, Laney Gaston with 6, Jordan Hibner with 3, Essie Hicks and Brooke Horton with 2 each and Catey Trout, Magy Thomas, Haley Kidd, Maya Snyder and Kiley Kirkpatrick all saw playing time in the game.
Savannah’s leading scorer from last season, Grace Stites, was held to just 13 points by Chillicothe.
The Lady Hornets face Kansas City Staley on Thursday at 8:30pm. Staley crushed St Joseph Bishop LeBlond 76 to 21 in their opening game.