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Hancock Girls defeat CMCS

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On Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Hancock girls basketball team defeated the Central Minnesota Christian (CMCS) Blue Jays from Section 3A by a score of 55-43.

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This game was a battle from start to finish against a very athletic and excellent shooting CMCS basketball team.

"I was pleased with the disclipline shown in the final five minutes along with the free-throw shooting down the stretch to seal the win," said coach Jodi Holleman. "This was a total team effort."

As a team the Owls shot 18/47 (38 percent) which includes 0/10 from beyond the arc. They shot 19/27 (70 percent) from the charity stripe.

Hancock pulled down 22 rebounds and CMCS pulled down 31 boards.

Total turnovers = 15

Stats:

Illisa Koehl 15 points, 5 rebounds

Aria Walstad 13 points, 6 steals

Kendra Schmidgall 12 points, 6 rebounds, 6 blocks

Courtney Greiner 8 points, 5 rebounds

Shae Brown 7 points, 5 assists, 4 steals

"Once again, I was very pleased with the balanced scoring attack," said Holleman.

Subway Player of the Game: Shae Brown

The Owls traveled to Ortonville on Thursday, Dec. 16 and defeated the Trojans by a score of 51-33 in Pheasant Conference action.

The score was tied 10-10 with seven minutes remaining in the first half and Hancock took a gamble and tightened up the presses. The Owls went on a 15-0 run to take a 25-10 halftime lead. It was a defensive battle by both teams in the second half.

As a team the Owls shot 15/40 (38 percent) which includes 3/8 from beyond the arc. They also shot an impressive 18/22 (82 percent) from the free-throw line.

"I was disappointed that we turned the ball over 23 times in this game which is a season high," said Holleman.

Stats:

Illissa Koehl 16 points, 8 steals, 4 assists

Courtney Greiner 11 points, 6 rebounds

Kendra Schmidgall 7 points, 5 rebounds

Aria Walstad 7 points, 4 steals

Abby Ascheman 4 points, 2 rebounds

Shae Brown 4 points, 2 steals

Olivia Koehl 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Subway Player of the Game: Illissa Koehl

The Owls improve to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the pheasant conference.

Up next: boys/girls double header at Ashby on Tuesday, Dec. 28.

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