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They got plenty of steals and layups and they took plenty of shots.
And the best part of all is this: The Lady Explorers had a good time doing it.
The Hudson girls basketball team ended a three-game losing streak with a 69-59 victory over Suburban League crossover rival Copley Jan. 18 at Ray "Buck" Hyser Gymnasium.
With the win, the Lady Explorers improved to 4-11 on the season. The Indians dropped to 5-9.
Hudson led much of the night and was up by as many as 20 (67-47) in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Explorers utilized their full-court pressure to get a number of steals and fast-break points. Hudson forced 40 turnovers during the evening. Fifteen of those miscues took place in the first quarter.
The Lady Explorers had a 21-10 lead after the first eight minutes and were up 42-28 at halftime.
Considering Hudson's struggles in the third quarter in recent weeks, such a lead didn't feel too terribly comfortable.
It looked like the third-quarter issues would continue as Copley scored the first seven points of the second half.
But the Lady Explorers closed the third on a 9-2 run and dominated the rest of the way.
Junior guard Elizabeth Hinkle led Hudson with 17 points and sophomore guard Emma Messina and senior guard Ava Cristofoli contributed 16 and 15 points, respectively, for the Lady Explorers, who knocked down nine 3-pointers.
Sophomore guards Anastasha Janos and Paige Brenner each had 11 points for the Indians. Junior forward Maya Elias finished with 9 points for Copley.
Hudson cruised to a convincing 61-28 win in the junior varsity game. Freshman guard Audrey Kirkhope-Moss led the way with 16 points and sophomore guard Abby Wickerham had 10 points for the Lady Explorers.