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Morristown struggles in season-opening loss at Eastern Hancock

Class 2A, No. 14 Eastern Hancock moved to 2-0 this season with a 74-25 victory over visiting Morristown Thursday.

The Royals raced out to a 30-2 lead after one quarter against Class A, No. 14 Morristown, who is injury riddled as the season opens.

Grace Stapleton led Eastern Hancock with 13 points and nine assists.

Makenzie O’Neal finished with 12 points. Sammie Bolding added 11 points and four steals. Ellie Meyer had 10.

Raegan Kleine led the Yellow Jackets (0-1) with 10 points. Alexia Rogers had seven points.

Morristown hosts the Kopper Kettle Classic Saturday at the Bee Hive. The Yellow Jackets face Tri-Central (0-0) at 10 a.m. in the first of two semifinal contests.

The second semifinal pits Class 2A, No. 3 University (1-0) against Henryville (0-1).