BOONE — The Blowing Rock girls’ basketball team used solid defense in the second half to beat Hardin Park 31-18 in middle school basketball at Hardin Park on Nov. 14.
Blowing Rock (3-0) took control of the game by outscoring the Eagles 11-3 in the third quarter to take a 25-14 advantage. The Rockets did not score any points from the field in the fourth quarter, but made 6-of-10 foul shots to outscore Hardin Park 6-4 in the fourth quarter and claim their third straight win of the season.
Blowing Rock got 10 points from E.T. Tilly. Mattie Durham scored eight points, Katie Durham scored five and both Katie Sears and Doriannah Whitehead scored four each.
Hardin Park (2-1) got 10 points from Brielynn Myers, three points from Kaitlyn Darner and two each from Madelyn Trexler and Kate Yoblinski. Julie Matheson and Georgia Parker each scored one point.
The game was the only middle school girls’ game played on Nov. 14. The other three games were moved to Nov. 13 because of an all-middle school choir concert held on Nov. 14.
In other middle school games, Cove Creek stayed unbeaten at 3-0 with a 49-18 win over Bethel. Parkway beat Mabel 37-18 and Valle Crucis beat Green Valley 45-4.
The next set of games is on Nov. 18. Hardin Park plays at Cove Creek, Valle Crucis plays at Parkway, Bethel plays at Blowing Rock and Green Valley plays at Mabel.