Hancock Girls defeat CMCS
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.
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
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.
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.