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Columbia Missourian

Jade Holly returns from injury, Hickman girls basketball beats Moberly

By Brad Grim
November 30, 2012 | 9:55 p.m. CST
Hickman girls basketball team defeated Moberly, winning the first game of the 2012 Norm Stewart Classic Friday.

Hickman senior shooting guard Jade Holly was a little rusty in her first game back from an anterior cruciate ligament injury that had kept her on the sidelines for her entire junior season.

But that wasn't the case Friday night in her second game of the season. Holly scored 15 points, dished out eight assists, and had five steals en route to a 77-42 Hickman victory over Moberly High School in the Norm Stewart Classic at Columbia College's Southwell Gym.

"I just got in the zone," Holly said. "I feel like I just got the rust off tonight."

Sophomore Emily Miller scored eight of the Kewpies' first 10 points. Despite picking up several early fouls, she finished the night with 18 points and five rebounds. Junior point guard Jordan Matthews came off the bench and contributed 13 of her 15 points in the second quarter.

"Jordan could start on a lot of teams," coach Tonya Mirts said. "There are still a lot of things we need to improve on."

Next, the Kewpies will travel to Blue Spring High School to play in the McDonald's Tournament. Their first game is on Dec. 3 against Raytown South High School.