The New Summerfield Lady Hornets improved to 3-1 on the year as they thrilled a large-home crowd by leveling the Rusk junior varsity 45-12 in first-day play of the annual New Summerfield Tournament, which runs through Saturday.
The Lady Hornets opened the game on a 5-0 run before Rusk finally got on the score board midway of the opening quarter.
New Summerfield kept up the full-court pressure in the second period as the Lady Hornets cruised to a 31-3 at intermission.
Rusk played its best ball in the third quarter as New Summerfield head coach Josh Fawcett substituted freely to give everyone plenty of playing time.
The Lady Hornets outscored the Lady Eagles 8-5 in third.
With New Summerfield reserves continuing to receive lots of minutes in the fourth, the quarter was played on fairly even terms as the host team outpointed its guest 6-4 in the final stanza.
New Summerfield team captain Ana Hernandez was the game’s leading scorer with 12 points.
Stephanie Melendez burned the nets for eight points while Ramie Weaver, Cindy Medellin and Erica Parra each added five points for the winners.
Rusk was paced by Cheyenne King with four points.
The Lady Hornets are scheduled to face Trinidad at 11:40 a.m. today in a semi-final game.
Trinidad beat the Trinity junior varsity team early Thursday morning to advance into the winner’s bracket.
New Summerfield (girls) 45
Rusk JV (girls) 12
Rusk JV 2 1 5 4 —12
NSHS 16 15 8 6 —45
Rusk JV — J. Dyess, 3; K. Sprayberry, 2; C. King, 4; A. Jones, 2; C. Tankersley, 1.
New Summerfield — Beatriz Sanchez, 2; Gladys Zuniga, 2; Ramie Weaver, 5; Cindy Medllin, 5; Ana Hernandez, 12; Ruby Rubio, 4; Erica Parra, 5; Cristal Zuniga, 2; Stephanie Melendez, 8.