Kennedy Wohlford looks toward the basket while getting double-teamed during the Bulldogs' regional win over Roland-Story on Wednesday, Feb. 19. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)
HAMPTON - Thursday's Class 3A regional semifinal brought the H-D girls basketball team a step closer to the state tournament with a 56-44 win over Roland-Story at Hampton.
But it was a battle to the last quarter as the Norse led until 1 minute, 25 seconds left in the third quarter at 41-39 until a Lexi Sorenson three-pointer gave the Bulldogs the lead for good.
Jessica Speake and Jordan Prantner each scored 17 to lead H-D, which trailed 29-27 at the half after taking an 18-13 first quarter lead.
"He said we needed to spot No. 12 (Natalie Vance), who was their best player," Speake said of what coach Chad Johnson told the team at the break....For more on this story, see the Feb. 26 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.