Fifth ranked West Hancock rallied from a 16 point deficit to beat seventh rated Bedford 67-59. Kaylee Weiland Led West Hancock with 13 points as the Eagles posted a win in their first tournament appearance. Weiland said they just knew they were not going to lose the game and needed to step up their defense. She says their coach told them they needed to play with heart, and that’s what happened.
The Eagles trailed 37-21 in the opening half but got the game turned around with their pressure defense that forced 23 Bedford turnovers. Weiland says they didn’t play their style at the stare as they played slow and their style is to play fast. Once they started playing fast, she says their opponents got tired.
West Hancock outscored Bedford 26-7 in the fourth quarter. Bedford coach Kenny Weed says they didn’t respond after West Hancock made a run, and he says they started forcing the ball. Caila Raymond led the Bulldogs with 14 points as Bedford ends the season with a record of 21-5. West Hancovk improves to 25-1.