HG swept at home Friday
HASKELL — A weekend shy of starting the second semester of the 2019-20 school year, the Harmony Grove Cardinals took the hardwood Friday, battling against conference rival Episcopal Collegiate at Daniel Henley Fieldhouse.
Looking for a muchneeded win to kickstart the second half of the season, Harmony Grove played to a close contest most of the game, leading at halftime 22-18 before being tied after three at 36-36.
A 21-point fourth quarter and near flawless defensive showing in the frame for the Wildcats propelled Episcopal ahead as the Cardinals mustered only 12 points to fall 57-48.
The Wildcats committed zero turnovers in the fourth, while forcing six of the Cardinals 18 miscues during that time.
Che Smith was tough to stop in the second half, scoring 24 of his game-high 29 during that time.
Jace Mitchell chipped in with 18, including four 3-pointers for the Wildcats.
Harmony Grove’s Nick Wayson was hot early, hitting two 3-pointers in the first quarter, scoring a total of 13 in the first half. However, he would be held to a total of four in the second half, including a scoreless fourth frame.
Team-leading scorer Tyler Nuckols added only six in the loss for Harmony Grove.
The Cardinals fell to 5-9 overall on the year and 0-2 in 5-3A Conference action.
As a team, Harmony Grove converted on 6 of 16 three’s, while Episcopal
knocked down 8 of 12 from long range.
Lady Cardinals fall hard at home Down to a total of seven players on the roster, the
Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals did not return from holiday break they way they had hoped, falling 41-22 to Episcopal Collegiate on Friday.
Harmony Grove scored a total of 10 points in the first half, but trailed by only two as the Wildcats mustered a
mere 12 to that point.
However, a 16-4 showing in the third gave the Lady Cats a 28-14 lead and threw Harmony Grove into a hole it would not dig out of.
Harmony Grove failed to score in double digits in any of the four quarters, adding four in the third and
eight in the fourth in the loss.
Grace Reese led the Lady Cardinals with nine, followed by Hailey Webb with eight.
Team leading scorer Kailey Southerland was held to a season-low two.
Avery Marsh led all scorers
with 13 for Episcopal, followed by Riley Brady with 11 — all in the fourth quarter.
Harmony Grove would commit 14 turnovers to Episcopal’s five for the game.
The Lady Cardinals slip to 4-10 overall and remain
winless in conference action at 0-2.
Both the Cardinals and Lady Cardinals will play again Tuesday as they travel to Jacksonville Lighthouse. Opening tip for the Lady Cardinals is set for 6 p.m. The Cardinals will follow.
Isaiah Scruggs goes up for a shot during a recent game. The Harmony Grove Cardinals fell short to Episcopal Collegiate on Friday and will now take on Jacksonville Lighthouse on the road Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.