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November 16, 2012

Hornets, Lady Hornets big winners on first day of New Summerfield Hot House Classic; Marroquin puts in 20

NEW SUMMERFIELD — New Summerfield's Hot House Classic opened up on Thursday at Hornet Gymnasium with the host Hornets and Lady Hornets both notching double-digit wins over their respective opening-round opponents.

The NS boys rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to maul Martinsville, 64-54, while the Lady Hornets breezed past Oakwood, 75-26.

The Hornets will face either Roxton or Broaddus at 6:20 p.m. tonight in a semi-final game, while the NS girls were slated to play either Union Grove or Laneville this afternoon in a semi-final pairing.


The Hornets (1-1) unleashed a relentless full-court press in the second half that Martinsville (0-2) could not figure out how to break.

NS forced the Pirates to turn the ball over 16 times in the second half alone (26 in the game) as the Hornets outscored Martinsville 47-27 over the final 16 minutes of play to earn their first win of the season.

“We saw in the first half that they were running their offense through No. 31 (Hunter Holden) and that he was having some trouble when he was pressed,” New Summerfield head coach Jason Davis said. “So we decided at halftime to come out and press the entire second half and they (Martinsville) didn't have an answer for our press.”

With the Pirates in front 38-30 with 2:25 to go in the third stanza, NS closed the frame out on a 10-5 run to get the momentum back on their side for the final period.

The Hornets then scored the first-six points of the fourth quarter and took what was their first lead of the day, 44-43, when Devin Abercrombie hit the first oft two free throws.

Abercrombie played in a reserve role and sparked the Hornets by scoring all 12 of his points in the second half as the Hornet reserves outscored the Pirate non-starters, 13-6.

“We really needed those kids to step up because we were playing without two starters,” Davis said.

Once NS made the lead it never trailed the rest of the way.

Angel Marroquin led NS in scoring with 20 points to go along with a team-high nine rebounds.

Austin Gray added 18, 16 of which came in the second half, and Ryan Weaver drained 11 points.

The Pirates' Holden led all scorers with 30 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out with 2:01 to go in the game.

Peyton Burton added 13 for Martinsville.

   Lady Hornets

The NS girls started out sluggish — the game was tied at 11 after the first eight minutes of action —  in their 11:40 a.m. tipoff against Oakwood (0-3).

The second quarter was much kinder to the Lady Hornets, who are now 4-0 on the year, with the NS girls going on a 10-2 run to start the second stanza which gave them the spark they needed to reel off the 49-point triumph.

NS led 33-19 at intermission with Oakwood's 5'10” post Christina Hudson having pumped in 17 of team-best 21 points from down low in the first half.

The NS defense did a number on Hudson in the final half as she did not get a shot in the entire third quarter and was held to 2-of-6 (33.3-percent) from the field in the fourth frame.

The Lady Hornets, who were led offensively by Simone Derrett's 19 points, and a dozen from Ramie Weaver, outscored the Lady Panthers 29-2 in the third period to put the game out of reach early.

Weaver hit two buckets from beyond the arc.

Cristal Zuniga added nine for NS, followed by Karli McCown and Maritzza Melendez who tossed in eight apiece.

Kokis Vargas pitched in seven points for the winners.

Cindy Medellin ended up with 11 rebounds, which was a team best for the Lady Hornets.



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