HAGERSTOWN — Eastern Hancock traveled to Hagerstown on Saturday night for the girls basketball team’s season-opener and won 41-32.
The Royals built a three-point lead after the first quarter and padded the margin with a 21-10 advantage by halftime.
Hagerstown charged back in the third quarter to cut the deficit to six points, but the Royals stayed the course and claimed head coach Shari Doud’s 200th career victory and first at the school.
Cougars rally for win
The Greenfield-Central Cougars stormed back in the second half on Saturday night to win their season-opener 48-40 against host Whiteland.
The Warriors led 20-17 at halftime, but the Cougars scored 15 points in the third quarter to take the lead behind a team-high 27 points from Madison Wise.
Katie Helgason had nine points and Amanda Flora added five points as Greenfield-Central outscored Whiteland 31-20 in the second half.
Kate Real chipped in three points and Savannah Girolami finished with a pair for the 1-0 Cougars.
Marauders take pair
Mt. Vernon opened the 2015-16 season with a 58-55 win against host Franklin last Tuesday and followed it up with a 63-55 victory against Warren Central on the road Saturday night.
The Marauders came out strong at Franklin, leading the Grizzly Cubs by eight points after the third quarter.
Franklin battled back to steal the lead with one minute to play in the game before Sydney Shelton took control.
With Mt. Vernon down by three points, Shelton hit a free throw to cut the deficit to two. Later, the senior knocked down an and-1 to put the Marauders ahead. Two more free throws sealed the win.
Shelton finished with 29 points, seven assists and nine rebounds.
Ariana Sandefer had eight points. Sophia Williams supplied a team-high 10 rebounds and eight points. Megan Gawrys contributed five points.
Shelby Case added five points and hauled in five rebounds for the Marauders.