While weather cancelled most action around the area Tuesday night, Gilman City and Tri-County braved the elements and played their respective HDC Conference doubleheaders. Gilman City was at home, taking on East Harrison, while Tri-County hit the road, traveling down Highway 6 to face Winston.
Gilman City Girls 32
East Harrison Girls 30
The Gilman City girls needed a late rally to pull out a win over East Harrison. Gilman trailed 16-11 after a very defensive first half. The lead maintained at five points through the third quarter, but the Lady Hawks closed the game with a 10-3 run to pick up the win.
“We struggled to knock down shots the entire game, but found a way to win late,” Lady Hawks’ Head Coach Jake Shipman said. “The girls showed a lot of mental strength.”
Leading Gilman was Mikayla Toombs, who scored 11 points and Darriane Carey finished with nine points.
With the win, the Gilman girls improved to 5-5 overall on the season.
East Harrison Boys 53
Gilman City Boys 16
There wasn’t much the Gilman City boys could do against one of the top teams in the conference as East Harrison jumped out to a 31-3 lead in the first quarter and cruised through the rest of the game, handing the Hawks a big loss.
“We played a very physical game,” Hawks’ Head Coach Daryl Betts said. “We worked hard and hit the boards hard. East Harrison is a very athletic team and are hard to bring the ball up on, but I was very proud of their effort.”
Gilman City was paced by eight points and 10 rebounds from Dylan Sievering and six points and 11 rebounds from Skylar Reynolds.
With the loss, the Hawks dropped to 0-9 on the season.
Both Gilman City teams will return to action on Friday, traveling to Albany for a non-conference match-up. The girls tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow.
Winston Girls 73
Tri-County Girls 14
No individual statistics were reported from the girls game as of press time.
Winston Boys 64
Tri-County Boys 25
The Tri-County boys were unable to upset a solid Winston squad, falling behind 16-6 in the first quarter and trailing 42-10 at the break. Winston coasted through the second half en route to the handy victory.
Tri-County was paced by Dillon Cook, Derek Swymeler and Russell Huston, all of whom finished with six points.
With the loss, the Tri-County boys fell to 4-6 on the season.
Tri-County’s teams will look to get back on track on Friday as the Lady Mustangs and Mustangs travel to Eagleville to take on North Harrison. Action tips off at 6 p.m. with the girls’ game.
- Girls -
Gilman City 5-5
Grundy R-5 2-5
- Boys -
Grundy R-5 4-3
Gilman City 0-9