In a non-county contest Monday evening, Tori Valentine registered a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Mt. Hebron to a 47-39 victory over visiting Westminster.
It’s the fifth win in the last six games for the Vikings (9-6), which built a 22-17 lead by halftime and increased that advantage to 39-28 by the end of the third quarter. Westminster (11-6) did cut into its deficit in the fourth period behind Zoe Costley (14 points) and Sophia Diehl (12 points and 15 rebounds), but ultimately was unable to complete the comeback.
Valentine added six assists and no turnovers, while Clarke Oliver and Audrey Harrington chipped in with six points apiece in the victory for Mt. Hebron.
Mt. Hebron 47, Westminster 39
MH (9-6): Valentine 20, Oliver 6, Harrington 6, Williams 5, Dixon 4, Rodriguez 3, Chase 3.
W (11-6): Costley 14, Diehl 12, Phillips 5, Davis 4, Saltz 2, McWilliams 2.
“It was a good win for us. We have been itching for over a week to get back on the court after the Howard loss and came out a bit too anxious, but we settled down in the second half,” Hammond coach Ryan Hudy said. “We knew this was one we had to get with the back half of our schedule coming up and a lot of games against teams that we will be competing with for seeding in the playoffs.”
Ha (8-5): Reid 15, Fogle 14, Allen 11, Liguori 10, Julius-Khumbah 4.
CP: Betley 11, T. Lassahn 8, Garner 4, Jones 2, S. Lassahn 2, Lawrence 1.