Lady Broncos cruise past Brewer for 12th win

HAMPDEN - Inside the Stable on the campus of Hampden Academy Friday night, Bailey Donovan recorded a double double to help the Lady Broncos cruise to a 68-42victory over the Brewer Witches in a Class A North girls contest.

 Hampden's Bailey Donovan puts up a shot between  two Brewer defenders during a game at Hampden Academy on Friday night. Hampden won the game 68-42. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)



The game was close throughout the first quarter, as Hampden held just an 11-9 lead at the buzzer. In the second period, led by Peyton Smith with nine points (three 3-pointers) and Donovan with six points, Hampden went on a 16-2 run and out scored the Witches 23-5 to take a 20 point lead (34-14) into half time.

Hampden's Alydia Brilliant looks to pass the ball during the first half. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Brewer was unable to overcome the 20 point deficit, and the Broncos went on to out score the Witches 34-28 over the second half. With the win, Hampden improves to 12-1 on the season and remains in first place in the Class A North Heal Point standings. Brewer, ranked No. 6 in the Heal Points, drops to 6-6 on the season.

Brewer's Cassidy Smith pulls in a rebound. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Donovan led the Broncos with a game high 23 points and double digit rebounds, and Smith added 12 points. Camryn Bouchard and Alydia Brillianr each scored eight points, and Sophia Narofsky added seven points. Braylee Wildman scored four points, and Brooklyn Scott, Sade Francis,  and Amelia McLaughlin each scored two points.

Hampden had seven 3-point baskets, four by Smith, two from Bouchard, and one by Brilliant, and they went 13-for-20 (65 percent) from the free throw line.

Hampden's Sophia Narofsky (24) looks to the basket for a shot in front of Brewer defenders Rebecca Gideon (25) and Emily Lord. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Brewer was led by Emily Lord with 10 points and Ashley Tanguay with nine points. Rebecca Gideon scored six, Sierra Strang scored five, and Kelsi Day and Cassidy Smith each added three points. Jordan Goodrich, Mackenzie Dore, and Kathryn Austin each chipped in with two points.

The Witches had three 3-point baskets, one each from Tanguay, Day, and Smith, and they went 11-for-15 (73 percent) from the charity stripe.

 Brewer's MacKenzie Dore looks to pass the ball. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)
   
BREWER (6-6)        9  5  12  16 -- 42
HAMPDEN (12-1) 11 23 13  21 -- 68 

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