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Morris Sun Tribune
Hancock girls defeat Hillcrest
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

On Fri., Feb. 11, the Owl girls basketball team hosted the Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Comets who were coming off a victory over the number one ranked Parkers Prairie Panthers the previous night. The Owls won this game 61-47.

"This was a physical game from start to finish", said coach Jodi Holleman, "The Comets play outstanding man-to-man defense, and they did not tire out at all down the stretch. In fact, I believe they increased their intensity in the final five minutes. Illissa Koehl did a great job of attacking the basket and was able to get herself to the freethrow line where she went 14 for 20 on the night."

Stat Leaders: were

Illissa Koehl 27 points, 5 assists

Shae Brown 13 points, 3 rebounds

Kendra Schmidgall 13 points, 10 rebounds

Aria Walstad 3 points, 7 assists, 3 steals

Courtney Greiner 3 points, 4 rebounds

Olivia Koehl 2 points, 2 rebounds

Abby Ascheman 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Overall, the owls shot 19 of 43 which includes 5 of 14 from beyond the arc.

As a team Hancock pulled down 27 rebounds and dished out 17 assists.

"This was a nice Section 6A victory over a very good Comet team. Hillcrest could be a dangerous team in play-offs," Holleman said.

The Owls improve to 18-1.

Hancock Dental Clinic sponsored the balls that were thrown out in the game.

Morris Sun Tribune Staff