West Fork girls roll by West Hancock


West Fork's Mickee Guritz's reaches for a rebound in front of West Hancock's Kaylee Hudspeth on Monday, Dec. 9. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


SHEFFIELD – After yielding the opening basket, West Fork’s girls basketball team scored 15 unanswered and left no one wondering the outcome of its first home contest against West Hancock, 70-31, on Monday, Dec. 9.

The Warhawks were aggressive early and often in building a 35-point lead mid-way through the third quarter to start a continuous clock.

West Fork came up with 15 steals and forced the Eagles into countless turnovers with its pressure, but also committed 21 fouls to send them to the free throw line.

“We still have to do a better job of being smart,” West Fork coach Rodney Huber said. “Not fouling so much, being in better position. Sometimes when you get on them so fast, you have a tendency to pick on them and reach for the ball and that’s something we’re trying to get away from."

For more on this story, see the Dec. 18 issue of the Hampton Chronicle.