Girls play basketball

McCann's Hannah Boisvert tries to keep the ball from going out of bounds as Mount Everett's Aliyah Creamer guards her during a game in North Adams on Thursday. Mount Everett went on to beat McCann 38-35.

ATHOL — After losing three straight games by fewer than five points each, the Hornets finally got over the hump Wednesday night, 39-19.

A defensive showcase saw McCann hold Athol to single digits in each of the four quarters, including a single free throw in the second to take a 21-9 halftime lead.