The Eastern Hancock girls basketball team topped Class 2A No. 10 and previously unbeaten Lapel Tuesday night, 56-47.
The Royals started fast, making 8-of-13 shots en route to a 20-12 lead after a quarter and were out in front 34-25 at half.
“This was as close as you can get to a complete game by a team. They controlled both ends of the court, gave 100 percent effort, and played together as a team,” said second-year EH coach Jeremy Powers. “Since the North Decatur game, the girls have really bought into what we are asking of them. They want to get better every day, (they) are helping one another out on the court and want to be successful.”
Kiersten Schrope notched 19 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and seven steals to lead EH. It was Schrope’s seventh straight game in double figures and sixth consecutive contest in which she dished out at least four assists.
“She continues to get better every day, and is becoming more and more consistent with her play,” Powers said of Schrope. “She is becoming a very solid basketball player.”