The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team took a lead after the first quarter but got blown away in the final three frames en route to a 71-48 loss to visiting Richmond on Friday, Dec. 20.
The Lady Vikings led 16-7 after the first quarter and still held a 28-27 advantage at halftime, but got outscored 26-11 in the third quarter and 18-9 in the final frame to drop their sixth game against three wins this season.
Richmond, 5-3, banged in 15 of 26 field goal tries in the second half for 57.7 percent and hit 8 of 9 free throw tries for 88.9 percent.
Hannah Stoffel and Alyssa Hiple each scored 10 points to lead the Lady Vike offense. Lindsey Foster tallied nine points and Madi Canady added eight.
Richmond's Destiny Perkins scored 30 points and Mackenzie Taylor threw in 24 more to outscore the Lady Vikings by themselves.
The Lady Vikings hit only 18 of 49 field goal attempts for 36.7 percent and went 9 of 14 from the charity stripe for 64.3 percent.
The Lady Devils finished at 25 of 53 from the field for 47.2 percent and 12 of 14 from the stripe for 85.7 percent.
Maddie Klender led HNHS on the boards with eight rebounds, and Lindsey Foster led in assists with four. Stoffel had four steals to lead in that department.
The Lady Vikes' junior varsity got 14 points from Rachel Anderson on the way to a 45-17 win. Aubrie Eckert, Kylee Kaylor and Aly Grabner each scored seven points.