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|Huntington sweeps Central Private|
For the second time in less than a week, Huntington's girls defeated Central Private, this time winning on their home floor Tuesday night.
The Lady Hounds defeated Central Private 43-24 as Emilee Johns netted 19 points and Abi Brown added 12.
"The girls played excellent defense," said Huntington coach Nicky Pere.´ "That's giving us a big edge right now. And we're getting good leadership from our seniors. Everybody is stepping up."
After a mixup in playing site, Huntington and Central Private met in Baker on Thursday with the Hounds and Lady Hounds bringing home wins.
"Those were two good wins," Pere´ said. "We've played a number of bigger schools and I think that's going to help us when we get to district."
The two teams were scheduled to meet on Dec. 2, but both schools had the game as a home game.
The Lady Hounds defeated the Lady Rebels, 34-22.
Both teams struggled early, with the contest tied at 11-11 at halftime.
The Lady Hounds outscored the Lady Rebels 10-4 in the third period and 13-7 in the final quarter.
Abi Brown led Huntington (5-5) with 11 points while Julie Moak had eight points. Sara Hoover added seven points.
In the boys contest, Huntington fell behind early and trailed 27-25 at halftime.
The Hounds outscored the Rebels 20-11 in the third period for a 45-38 advantage and held on for a 68-62 win.
Tyler Pere' led the way with 23 points, while Jeremy Randall had 20 points and Kevin Brown 12.
In the boys game Tuesday night, Central Private defeated Huntington 56-46.
The Hounds were playing without four players as Jess Dossett injured his back on Monday night against Silliman and three other players were sitting out.
"I had to bring up four junior varsity players," Pere´ said. "But the boys really played hard and I was proud of their effort."
Philip Washington led the Hounds with 13 points, while Josh Lee added 12 and Matt Swilley netted nine.
Huntington will compete in the Prairie View Tournament beginning Thursday in Bastrop.
The boys face Chamberlain-Hunt in their first game on Thursday, while the Lady Hounds meet Franklin Academy.
Huntington's final home game before the Christmas break will be on Dec. 15 against Franklin Academy before going to WCCA on Dec. 19.
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