Sophomore Hadyn Herlocker had a career-high game, nailing four 3-pointers in the first half and two more in the second half, giving her 25 points for the night and helping her team snag the 54-18 win over the visiting Galena Bulldogs Tuesday night.

Sophomore Hadyn Herlocker had a career-high game, nailing four 3-pointers in the first half and two more in the second half, giving her 25 points for the night and helping her team snag the 54-18 win over the visiting Galena Bulldogs Tuesday night.

Coach Brad Herlocker says he “could not be more pleased with his girls” after they clinched the CNC League title.

“They did an excellent job all year long, and we had to play a lot of tough teams this season,” he said. “We had to go to Frontenac, Colgan, Southeast, and Baxter.

“We got out a little bit slow, we had played Frontenac and Baxter just before, so we were due for a bit of a let down in the first quarter and we did have a little bit of a let down.”

Pressure brought on by Galena’s defense led to that letdown, and Girard ended the quarter up only 11-10.

“I really encouraged them to step it up in the second quarter and put some pressure on Galena and we hit some shots as well,” Coach Herlocker said.

The Trojans fought back in the second, gaining a 36-13 lead at the end of the half.

The win was bittersweet for Girard (17-2, 7-0 CNC), as it was Senior Night, and the last home game of the regular season.

“I’m very proud of the senior leadership provided by Kenzie Dunlap and Kylie Kunshek this year,” Coach Herlocker said.

“They led us through the season and the rest of the girls have stepped up. I am very proud of each and every one of them.”

Girard boys 51, Galena 41: Senior Zack Foraker led his team to a win over Galena, and had what coach Rod Wescott calls “a breakout game.”

Foraker was the leading scorer for the Trojans with 13 points, making 5-5 at the free throw line and four baskets from the field.

Senior forward Reid Murphy put up seven points for the Trojans in the first half, despite Galena’s efforts to stop Girard’s leading scorer.

The third quarter was a fast-paced eight minutes full of turnovers from both teams. Girard still led after three quarters, 37-32.

With 1:36 remaining on the clock, and the Trojans leading 44-40, it looked as though the Bulldogs could rob Girard of a Senior Night victory. Unfortunately for Galena, Girard was very comfortable at the free-throw line.

The Trojans were 13-14 for free throws, helping them to the final score of 51-41.

“It was a good night to be Senior Night,” Wescott said.