Girls Basketball: Young River Rats continue the process of getting better


The Huron girls’ basketball team showed how important depth is during Friday’s 59-25 win over visiting Skyline in an SEC crosstown matchup at Huron. The River Rats played solid defense and got everyone involved on the offensive end as every player reached the scorebook in the win.

Huron coach Scott Hunter, in his first year coaching the Lady River Rats, was pleased with what he saw from his young team and hopes it keeps the ball rolling in the right direction.

“I thought our energy was really good and we moved the ball well and I was very happy to see that,” said Hunter after Huron’s victory over the Eagles. “We started out a little slow but we hung in there and started to get it going. Our energy got better and better as the game went on.

“We hit a little lull at the start of the second half but overcame that. Overall, it was a real solid team effort.”

The River Rats did a great job of sharing the ball and sharing the scoring load.

“We had a lot of players who scored (Friday) which was good to see and I think we also played pretty good defense,” Hunter said. “At times our defense is what got our offense going which is always good to see.”

Huron has a young but talented team. They only have two seniors on the roster along with 10 sophomores – the rest are juniors. Huron improved to 4-7 overall on the season and are better than their record shows.

“We have had some good games this season that we haven’t been able to finish,” Hunter said. “Hopefully, we can carry on how we played (Friday) through the rest of the season. But we need to keep taking things step by step and build off of this performance.”

The River Rats host a very good Saline team on Tuesday before hosting Monroe on Friday in a pair of SEC Red Division games. Tuesday’s game with the Hornets will be the first of the year between the two SEC rivals. The Trojans defeated Huron in a close game down at Monroe earlier in the season.


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