Lady Panthers down Lady Cardinals

HASKELL – With Heber Springs’ leading scorer Jaylea Hooten held to four points, a trio of Panthers stepped up finishing in double figures in helping lead Heber Springs to a 49-43 nonconference victory over Benton Harmony Grove.

Addison Hudspeth paced Heber Springs with 16 points as the Panthers were tied at 9-all at the end of the first quarter and led 24-13 at the break.

Savannah Stout finished with 12 and Hope Turney added 11 to round out the trio that scored in double figures.

The Cardinals got back into the contest in the third quarter outscoring Heber Springs 18-8, thanks in part to four 3-pointers in the quarter by senior Kallyn Sussamon.

Sussamon scored a game-high 20 points, including nailing six of the seven 3-pointers made by Harmony Grove on the night.

Heber Springs dropped 11 3-pointers led by Stout with four, Turner and Hudspeth with three and Emily Fuller with one.

The Panthers outscored the Cardinals, 17-12, in the final quarter.

HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (49): Hope Turney 11, Jaylea Hooten 4, Addison Hudspeth 16, Savannah Stout 12, Molly Smith 3, Emily Fuller 3.

BENTON HARMONY GROVE SCORING (43): Grace Reese 9, Olivia Wallace 2, Kallyn Sussamon  20, Lanie Chancellor 7, Emma Baker 3