Nelsonville, OH -- The Hocking women’s basketball team’s (0-1) fourth-quarter comeback fell short as the Cougars (3-2) escaped Nelsonville with the 73-68 road win on Thursday evening, Nov. 14
Six new Hawks made their debuts -- four making their first start -- and were joined on the roster by three returning sophomores. Each quarter was closely contested, with UC Clermont taking a halftime lead of 41-34. The Lady Hawks would tie the game at 45-all in the third quarter before losing by five points in an encouraging season-opener.
The Lady Hawks were led by freshman guard Peyton Campbell who scored a game-high 22 points on 6-of-21 shooting and 5-of-13 three-pointers, which ranks tied for 10th on the all-time list. She also converted five of her eight free throws in her first game. Campbell added a rebound, two assists, a steal and a block.
Freshman forward Samantha Thompson scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and was 4-of-5 from the free throw line. She recorded a team-high 11 rebounds.
Freshman point guard Jada Lazaro contributed 12 points, but also recorded five rebounds, a block, six assists -- which ranks tied for 3rd on the Hocking women’s all-time list -- and five steals, which also ranks tied for 3rd on the all-time list.
Kristi Duncan led the Cougars with 22 points on10-of-17 shooting and recorded a game-high 12 rebounds, four assists and game-high seven steals. The Cougars’ starting five players combined to score all of their 73 points and were 19-of-32 from the free throw line.
These same teams are scheduled to meet in Cincinnati on December 5th. Hocking will host Lakeland CC on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 pm in the Student Center in the OCCAC opener. The men’s game vs Lakeland will tip at 3pm.
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