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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
The Hardin-Central Lady Bulldogs grabbed a big lead and was never threatened Friday night as they rolled past Concordia in the consolation game of the Wellington-Napoleon Invitational. The Lady Bulldogs improved to 11-6 with their 47-39 win. Hardin-Central shook off its opening-round loss to Richmond by routing Lexington 59-37 in the consolation bracket semifinals.
Olivia Ellis got Hardin-Central started against Concordia with 7 of her game-high 19 points in the opening period. The Lady Dawgs grabbed a 15-6 lead through the first 8 minutes and then posted 14 more points in the second frame as Hardin-Central held a 29-12 cushion at intermission.
Each team put 6 more points on the board in the third quarter. Cailey Cooper got the hot hand for Concordia in the fourth period by hitting all three of her 3-point buckets during an 11-point effort. Her scoring helped the Orioles outscore Hardin-Central 21-12 over the final frame, but the Lady Bulldogs’ lead was too much to overcome.
Lisa Stellanddottic added 8 points for Hardin-Central, followed by Mary Penny with 7 and Maria Powell with 5. Addie Paul and Ashlyn Demint added 4 points apiece for Hardin-Central.