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Girls basketball roundup: Brown leads Bradford to victory
Girls Basketball Roundup

Girls basketball roundup: Brown leads Bradford to victory

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Junior guard Jordyn Brown had quite the hot hand for the Bradford girls basketball team Tuesday night.

Brown drained nine 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead the Red Devils to a 62-55 win over Racine Horlick in a Southeast Conference opener at the Bradford Fieldhouse.

Freshman Nevaeh Thomas also had a big game for Bradford (2-2 overall) with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

The Red Devils trailed 27-26 at halftime but outscored the Rebels 36-28 in the second half.

“What we may lack in experience, we make up for with determination and heart,” Bradford coach Nicole Ferrille said. “We put together two halves of basketball (Tuesday) night.

“... From start to finish, we worked hard as a team to win this game. I’m very proud of our girls.”

Olivia Pitrof scored 25 points to lead Horlick (1-2).

Indian Trail 50, Racine Park 42

Led by Jasani Williams’ 11 points and Maddie Kozel’s 10, the visiting Hawks got a balanced scoring performance to win their SEC opener.

It was the second straight victory overall for the Hawks, who improved to 2-2.

Nine players found the scoring sheet for Indian Trail, as Kelsey Cornell scored seven points, Kalina Winslow and Libby LaLonde added six apiece and Grace Peltier chipped in four.

The Hawks, who led 23-20 at halftime, finished 15-of-26 from the free-throw line.

Alexis Betker and Adele Senzig scored 12 points each to lead the Panthers (1-2 overall).

Oak Creek 51, Tremper 19

The SEC juggernaut Knight handled the visiting Trojans in a conference opener.

Tremper dropped to 0-3 overall, while Oak Creek improved to 2-1.

No other details were available to the News as of late Tuesday night.

St. Joseph 110, HOPE Christian 7

The Lancers tuned up for their Metro Classic Conference slate with an easy non-conference road victory to improve to 2-0.

Senior guard Katie Matrise moved closer to the 1,000-point milestone with a game-high 32 points.

With 961 points, Matrise is now just 39 shy of 1,000. According to News records, at least 10 girls in county history have reached 1,000 career points.

Also for St. Joseph on Tuesday, Anna Jenkins scored 23 points, Deja Rivers added 19 and Makayla Blanc-Washington scored 14.

The Lancers, who open Metro Classic play on Friday at St. Thomas More, had 23 steals against HOPE (0-2).

“Tonight our ladies came out with the right defensive strategy, which created opportunities for us to capitalize on,” St. Joseph coach Jason Coker said. “Now it’s time to get back to the lab and prepare for our first conference game.

“... In the Metro you have to be ready every night if you want to compete, no exceptions.”

Mike Johnson

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