(February 3rd, 2015) – MONTPELIER: It was in the first quarter that Hannah Blake was able to rewrite the Montpelier history books.
Only a junior, the Lady Loco standout scored her one thousandth point early in her team’s contest against Hicksville. The game was stopped, and congratulations were given to her by pretty much everyone.
Oh, and the Locomotives won the game 72-54.
The first period saw an intense battle between the Locos and Aces. Montpelier was able to grab an early advantage, finishing the quarter with a 19-18 lead. Then they began to pull away, starting with the second period. Outscoring Hicksville 16-9 in that particular quarter, the Montpelier girls carried a 35-27 advantage into the half.
Not content with the 8 point lead, the Lady Locomotives went right back to work in the third quarter. With their highest level of offensive production in the game, they were able to gain a wider degree of separation from the Lady Aces thanks to a 20-14 effort. Montpelier didn’t let up in the fourth and final quarter, winning the period 17-13. This secured the 18 point victory.
Blake showed no signs of slowing down her scoring rampage, totaling 34 points against Hicksville, including a trio of three-pointers. Senior Baylee Hageman added another 17 points on top of that, making 7 field goals from close range. She wasn’t the only senior to step up, however, as Breanna Stein nailed a three on her way to 9 points.
The win puts Montpelier at 8-9 on the season, just one victory shy of reaching .500.