McCutcheon girls dominate Frankfort

McCutcheon girls dominate Frankfort

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McCutcheon girls dominate Frankfort

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McCutcheon's Annabelle Knoy stops Frankfort's Mackenna Ekdredge from driving to the basket during Friday night's J&C Hoops Classic at Harrison.

McCutcheon’s Annabelle Knoy stops Frankfort’s Mackenna Ekdredge from driving to the basket during Friday night’s J&C Hoops Classic at Harrison.

Frankfort's Rylee Seibert is defended by McCutcheon's Bear Wood during Friday night's J&C Hoops Classic at Harrison.

Frankfort’s Rylee Seibert is defended by McCutcheon’s Bear Wood during Friday night’s J&C Hoops Classic at Harrison.

Class was back in session for two of the more inexperienced teams in the J&C Hoops Classic Friday night.

McCutcheon, playing without any seniors, was looking to rebound from a loss to Central Catholic. Frankfort, whose top six include four freshmen and a sophomore, was seeking to make progress after turning the ball over 44 times against Lafayette Jeff.

Both saw improvement in the consolation round at May Gymnasium, but the Mavericks came away with a confidence-building 56-16 victory.

“It was a huge deal,” junior guard Alanah Owens, who scored a game-high 15 points. “We know we’re a good team.”

Frankfort (0-5) cut its turnovers down to 34, but the outcome was decided when McCutcheon scored the first 15 points. Freshman Kimberlee Kingma got the Hot Dogs on the board with an offensive rebound basket at the 1:41 mark of the first quarter.

Despite shooting 36 percent in the first half, the Mavericks (3-1) went into the locker room leading 33-4.

McCutcheon Junior Hunter Carmony battles for a rebound during Friday night's J&C Hoops Classic at Harrison.

McCutcheon Junior Hunter Carmony battles for a rebound during Friday night’s J&C Hoops Classic at Harrison.

“I was disappointed; I thought we’d shoot the ball better than that,” McCutcheon coach Jeff Knoy said. “I thought we did a great job defensively. We struggled against Central Catholic and even a little bit against Logansport defensively, knowing our assignments, getting lined up right. The more we play, the more experience we’re going to get.”

Colleen Leonard bounced back from first-half struggles behind the 3-point line to finish with 13 points and seven rebounds. Laura Shake contributed nine points for the Mavericks, who play Twin Lakes for fifth place Saturday.

Sophomore Kelli Ross and freshman Rylee Seibert each had five points to pace Frankfort, which takes on Harrison in the seventh place game.

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