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Girls HS Basketball: Highland Hornets Top Padua 42-35 in Saturday Afternoon Affair

The Highland Hornets girls varsity basketball team was on the winning side Saturday afternoon, as they defeated the Padua Bruins in a home afternoon affair 42-35.

The Hornets ladies move to 8-4 on the season, while the lady Bruins dropped to 1-6 with the setback.

Highland jumped out to a 10-7 lead after one, but the Bruins outscored the Hornets 14-6 in the second quarter to take a 21-16 halftime lead.

The Hornets controlled the second half, as they were able to outscore Padua 26-14, with quarters of 15-5 and 11-9 to take home the victory.

Kendall McCormick led the Hornets with 15 points in the victory. Lindsey Frederick had 10 to help out with the Hornets 8th win of the season.

The Hornets still trail Aurora in the Suburban League – American Division Standings, as the Greenmen sit at 5-0 in conference play, 8-1 overall.

Padua will be back in action on Wednesday, January 2nd as they will travel to Chardon to take on Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin with a varsity tip of 7pm.

The Hornets will be back at home for a varsity 2:30pm tip on Saturday, January 5th as they will play host to Barberton.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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