Back-court tandem spark H-D’s opening victory


Jessica Speake of Hampton-Dumont) passes the ball off in front of AGWSR defender Madi Fryslie during the season opener for the two teams. Speake scored a career-high 30 to lead H-D past the Cougars 85-44. (Kristi NIxon/Hampton Chronicle)


HAMPTON – A year removed from the Hampton-Dumont girls basketball team’s 19-4 season, much has changed, but the winning has remained the same.

This year, the speedy guard court looks to dominate opposed to a predominant inside presence that led the Bulldogs to a successful season a year ago.

In H-D’s season opener against area foe AGWSR, the Bulldogs left little doubt to the outcome of this game as Jessica Speake finished with a double-double, pouring in 30 points and dishing out 10 assists while her fellow sophomore guard Jordan Prantner added 20 points as the two to outscored the Cougars alone in a 85-46 opening victory on Monday, Dec. 2.

“I was definitely ready,” Speake said of the first game. “I was excited and nervous, but as a team we were definitely ready to bring it and it showed the way we brought it tonight.”

For more on this story, see the Dec. 11 issue of the Hampton Chronicle.