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Lady Hounds get first win in home opener
by Chuck Thompson
Dec 13, 2012 | 491 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Senior Heather Rushin (3) returned to action after missing two games with a shoulder injury and hit five 3-pointers to lead the Lady Hounds over Georgia Military last Friday in Jones County’s home opener.
Senior Heather Rushin (3) returned to action after missing two games with a shoulder injury and hit five 3-pointers to lead the Lady Hounds over Georgia Military last Friday in Jones County’s home opener.
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It took several minutes for her to limber up, but once senior Heather Rushin got going, she hit five 3-pointers to help spark Jones County to a 49-23 victory over Georgia Military College in the Lady Hounds’ home opener last Friday.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak to open the season.

“It feels great to win that first one,” coach Lance Pittman said. “I wasn’t really worried about the team because we had some close games, but when you do lose three in a row you’re concerned the girls may lose a little of their confidence. So I was glad we won and in the fashion we won, taking control early and not letting up.”

Rushin, who had missed two games after dislocating her shoulder at practice last week, finished with 20 points to lead Jones County against GMC. She has had ongoing problems with her shoulders popping out of joint during her career.

“She’s our best outside shooter, and I was afraid it would take her several games to get back into a groove,” Pittman said. “She missed her first few shots, but she didn’t let that bother her. She kept shooting and then started hitting. She adds a lot to our offense when she can shoot that way.”

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