After playing arguably the toughest non-conference schedule in the state, the Holy Innocents’ girls’ hoops squad began region play with an exclamation point last Friday at home, topping Galloway 77-24.
This was somewhat a reward for Coach Nichole Dixon & Company, as they played some of the best teams in the nation over Christmas break in Naples, FL before facing #1-ranked Lovejoy the weekend before back home.
Swarming defense and balance were the keys in the Galloway victory, as nine of the 10 Bears scored while HI forced 29 turnovers in the process despite the shortened second half. Dixon’s bunch also scored 40 points in transition.
Looking at the stat sheet, Jillian Hollingshead led with 19 points, Marya Hudgins followed with 14, Logan Jackson scored nine after returning from injury, and Cierra Foster tallied eight. HI improves to (9-6)