Hanover High girls' basketball coach Denny Garman found out an awful lot about his team Friday night.

True, the Hawkettes have played well so far in the young season, but they haven't faced a big school from a big conference.

The Hawkettes played perhaps their best game of the season as they defeated the Red Land Patriots 49-47 in overtime in the championship game of the Hawkette Holiday Tournament at the Hawk House.

"We found out that we can play under pressure," Garman said. "I'm just so proud of our girls. Our effort tonight was so much better than last night. It was less about X's and O's and more about heart and guts. To come in and outrebound a team like Red Land, who was bigger than us, was a huge factor in the game. "

The Hawkettes jump out early and established their defense. Forcing the Patriots to settle for outside shots, the Hawkettes built a 13-9 lead after the first quarter, The Patriots were only able to get three field goals in the first eight minutes, with two baskets being 3-pointers.The Hawkettes, meanwhile, scored off their defensive pressure with fastbreak layups.

A 8-3 run over the first four minutes of the second quarter allowed Red Land to take its first lead of the night at 17-16. Sophomore Cassidy Camplese did all of the damage, scoring all eight points. Hanover, however, was able to turn things around to regain the lead with a 7-4 run to make it 23-21 at the half.


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"They were able to isolate us when we were in a man defense, so we had to get out of it," Garman said. "In our zone, our girls are patient and don't overplay the ball. They know when to go for the steal and when not to."

After Hanover stretched its lead to 25-21 on Shelby Barnes' basket, the Patriots went on their best run of the night. Led by freshman Bella Ricci and senior Rachel Duncan, the Patriots scored 10 straight points to take their largest lead of the night at 31-25 with five minutes remaining on the third-period clock.

That was their high point, and the low point came right behind as they went scoreless over the next eight minutes of play. The Hawks scored the final five points of the quarter to trail 31-30 going to the final period.

Hanover opened up a 41-34 lead and appeared to have the game in hand. The Patriots, however, refused to fold and tied the game at 43. They held the ball for a final shot, but turned the ball over with two seconds on the clock.

Hanover quickly built a 49-44 lead in overtime and held on for the win when Ashley Carroll's last-second shot bounced off the rim.

For her effort, Barnes took home the MVP trophy while teammate Soukaina Tracy made the all-tournament team. Red Land put Ricci and Camplese on the team, which contained Bible Baptist's Mikala Brinson and York Country Day's Logynn Fuller.

Hawkette Holiday Classic
at Hanover
Consolation
   York Country Day 38, Bible Baptist 26
Championship
   Hanover 49, Red Land 47 (OT)
 
YORK COUNTRY DAY (38)
   Cooper 0 0-0 0, Waltersdorff 1 0-2 2, Williams 0 0-0 0, Verzolini 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Giannaccini 7 0-1 14, Campbell 3 0-2 6, Logynn Fuller 4 1-2 10, Harris 2 2-9 6. Totals17 3-17 38.
BIBLE BAPTIST (26)
   Eichelberger 0 1-2 1, Rynard 2 1-2 5, Mentch 0 0-0 0, Erika Green 5 0-0 11, Mikala Brinson 3 2-5 9, Potts 0 0-0 0. Totals10 4-9 26.
York Country Day   6  11  11  10 -- 38
Bible Baptist   5    5  13    3 -- 26
   3-point goals -- York Country Day 1 (Fuller); Bible Baptist 2 (Green, Brinson).
 
RED LAND (47)
   A. Carroll 1 0-0 2, Sorrell 1 0-1 2, Bella Ricci 3 2-4 10, Berguson 1 1-6 3, Devine 0 0-0 0, Cassidy Camplese 6 2-4 16, Rachel Duncan 2 6-9 10, B. Carroll 2 0-0 4. Totals 16 11-24 47.
HANOVER (49)
   Shelby Barnes 6 2-6 14, Drawbaugh 4 1-4 9, Herrick 0 1-2 1, Naill 1 0-0 2, Zoie Cleary 4 2-3 10, Bowersox 0 0-0 0, Gibson 1 0-0 2, S. Tracy 3 0-0 7, Schneider 0 1-2 1, Yealy 0 1-2 1, Z. Tracy 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 8-19 49.
Red Land     9  12  10  12    4 -- 47
Hanover   13  10    7  13    6 -- 49
   3-point goals -- Red Land 4 (Ricci 2, Camplese 2); Hanover 1 (S. Tracy).
   JV score -- No game.