The Hornbeck Lady Hornets had six players score at least eight points in a semifinal win Saturday afternoon over the Simpson Lady Broncos at the H-Town Holiday Jam, 61-34.
With the victory, Hornbeck improved to 16-7 overall, reaching the finals of the event where it faced the Rosepine Lady Eagles. Simpson dropped to 6-14 on the season.
Hornbeck jumped out to an 18-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and used a 15-9 scoring advantage during the second period of play to go into the locker room with a 33-14 edge.
The third quarter brought more of the same as Hornbeck extended to a 48-26 lead by the end of the frame.
In the final eight minutes, the Lady Hornets secured the win with a 13-8 scoring advantage, taking the 27-point victory.
Kendra Slaughter led Hornbeck with 14 points, while Breanna Poston finished with 10 points, 14 rebounds, four blocked shots, four assists and three steals.
Laken Baggs and Courtney Townson each added nine points, while Kaitlyn Fields and Haley Baggs notched eight points each. Haley Baggs also had six assists.
Marci West paced the Lady Broncos with 12 points, while Alexis Thompson added seven points.

Rosepine Lady Eagles.....47
Anacoco Lady Indians....35

The Rosepine Lady Eagles held off a valiant effort from the Anacoco Lady Indians to reach the finals of the H-Town Holiday Jam Tournament at Hornbeck on Saturday, 47-35.
With the victory, Rosepine improved to 8-6 overall, while Anacoco dropped to 7-14 on the season.
The Lady Eagles opened the game with an 11-6 advantage after the first period of play and used a 10-7 scoring edge over the next eight minutes of the contest to take a 21-13 lead in at half.
Anacoco doubled its first-half output in the third quarter alone, cutting the deficit to six points heading into the fourth period, 32-26.
With about five minutes to go in the game, the Lady Indians crept to within two points at 35-33. However, Rosepine closed on a 12-2 run to secure the victory and reach the tournament championship.
Kacey Brister led Rosepine with 13 points, while Elizabeth Davis and Hannah Welborn were both in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Karly Bosley added nine points.
Jordan Moss had 11 points to pace Anacoco, while Amber Sharp added 10 points.

Hornbeck Hornets.....62
Converse Wildcats....49

R.J. Prince and Christopher Soileau combined for 42 points as the Hornbeck Hornets advanced to the finals of the H-Town Holiday Jam on Saturday afternoon by beating the Converse Wildcats, 62-49.
Hornbeck improved to 11-9 with the victory.
The Hornets got off to a sluggish start, but did manage to take a 10-9 lead at the end of the first quarter as Prince drained a three-pointer as the period expired.
Hornbeck came to life offensively in the second period, using an 18-point frame to open up a 28-21 lead at the halftime intermission.
The Hornets came out of the locker room determined to pull away from the Wildcats and managed to build a 16-point lead at one point. However, Converse made a little run and cut it to 13 at the end of the third quarter, 47-34.
Hornbeck again pulled away in the fourth, taking as much as a 21-point lead late in the contest. Converse came back again to lose by 13 points.
Soileau led the Hornets with 22 points, six rebounds, six assists and six steals, while Prince finished with 20 points. Patrick Fluitt added nine points, while Justin Alford had eight points, eight rebounds and three steals.
Kyle Wallace had 22 points to pace Converse, while Robert Carrier added 10 points and 16 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end.

Pickering Red Devils...64
Anacoco Indians....44

Earlier this season, the Anacoco Indians knocked off the Pickering Red Devils in overtime.
But on Saturday, the game didn't go into overtime. It wasn't needed as Pickering exacted a little revenge, breaking open a close game in the second half to knock off Anacoco in the semifinals of the H-Town Holiday Jam on Saturday, 64-44.
The Red Devils (12-3) jumped out to a 13-0 lead, which featured a tomahawk one-handed jam by sophomore standout John Isaac. The Indians didn't score until there was 2:26 remaining in the first quarter as freshman John Reese got Anacoco on the board.
By the end of the frame, Anacoco had managed to get back to within nine points, 15-6.
The Indians kept battling to stay in the game in the second period, with Pickering moving out to a 10-point lead at one time. But thanks to five points from Colbie Christ and a late jumper from Trent Cole, the Indians went into the intermission down by just six, 25-19.
The third quarter, however, belonged to Pickering and senior guard Brendan Smith. Smith scored 14 points during the Red Devils' 28-15 surge in the frame, opening up a 53-34 lead going into the final period.
Pickering's lead grew to 25 points at one time during the fourth before the Red Devils closed out with a 64-44 advantage.
Smith led the Red Devils with 30 points, while Isaac added 15 points.
Christ paced Anacoco with 17 points, while Clinton McCrary had eight points.