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By Danya Long
For The Leader
On Nov. 27, the Heritage Hawks girls’ basketball team hosted the Salt Fork Storm for their second home game of the season. The Hawks, with a record of 5-3 going into the game, came off a second place finish in the Comet Classic the previous week.
In the first quarter, both teams started strong on the court. The Hawks played hard, but the Storm managed to come out on top in the end of the quarter with a score of 18-14. At the beginning of the second quarter, the Hawks settled down and played the game they knew how to play. They outscored the Storm 11-9 in the second quarter. At the halftime buzzer, the score stood at 27-25 with the Storm just barely hanging onto the lead.
In the second half, the Hawks came out strong once again. Once again, they outscored the Storm in the third quarter 8-6. The scoreboard read 33-33 going into the final quarter, and the Storm weren’t willing to give up that lead just yet. The Hawks weren’t going away, either. In the final quarter, the Hawks set out to steal the lead from the Storm and claim victory for themselves. They did just that in the end, outscoring the Storm 12-7 in the fourth quarter. The final score showed the Hawks on top 45-40.
For the Hawks, senior Dallas McCormick led the team with 15 points and junior Desirae Westerfield put up nine points in the game. Junior Jennifer Lannon added seven rebounds for the Hawks as well.
The 6-3 Hawks will spend this week on the road. On Dec. 6, they will travel to Judah Christian High School to face off against the Tribe. Then on Saturday, Dec. 8, Heritage will travel to Unity High School to take on the Rockets to end their week.