Heading into the locker room on Saturday, the Springs Valley girls' basketball team led visiting Rock Creek Academy 24-18. The Blackhawks had led 13-5 at the end of the first quarter, but the Lions outdid them in the second to cut into the Springs Valley lead. That would be the last of the Lions' resistance, however.
In the second half the Blackhawks romped, outscoring their guests 38-8 to win the game 62-26.
It was a career day for Maddie Carnes. The superb sophomore carried the load offensively for the Blackhawks, racking up 30 points. She hit three of her eight 3-pointers and 12 of her 22 shots overall in 31 minutes. She also had six rebounds, six assists, four steals, and five deflections.
Maci Eckerty was excellent as well, backing Carnes up with 15 points of her own. She hit one of two 3-pointers and seven of 15 shots from the field, also grabbing a pair of rebounds, assisting on four baskets, collecting five steals, and deflecting seven passes. She also had a block.
Bella Nottger returned to the rotation, putting up six points on two-of-three shooting in seven minutes. She also had two rebounds. Tori McCormick had three points, three rebounds, and two steals. Leigh Carnes had two points, eight rebounds, and three steals.
Kynleigh Dalton had two points, four rebounds, two assists, and four steals. Jordyn Land had two points and five rebounds. Gracie Breedlove had two points, two rebounds, an assist, and a steal.
Springs Valley (4-0) has now won four games in a row to start its season, the third time the Blackhawks have done so since 2000 — all have come since 2015. The Blackhawks will try to make it five wins in a row on Tuesday when they travel to Mitchell to open Patoka Lake Athletic Conference play.