Hancock girls record now at 11-0
On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Owls defeated the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks by a score of 49-44 in the home gym. Halftime score was 27-16.
The shooting percentage for the Owls was 18/49 (36.7%) which includes 1/7 from beyond the arc.
Free-throws percentage was 12/20 (60%).
Stats leaders were:
Courtney Greiner 14 points, 10 rebounds
Illissa Koehl 15 points, 4 rebounds
Kendra Schmidgall 9 points, 2 steals
Aria Walstad 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals
Shae Brown 6 points, 2 rebounds
Olivia Koehl 3 steals, 2 rebounds
Abby Ascheman 3 rebounds
"Our post players got into some foul trouble early so we had to go with 4 guards out on the court, and they all did a fantastic job with the presses and fast break attack." commented Coach Jodi Holleman. "In the second half we were a bit tentative offensively and caught on our heels defensively while the Blackjacks snuck back into the game by hitting some big treys down the stretch. I saw that deer in the headlight look on some of the girls when the score got close, but the seniors provided some good leadership in the final minutes to seal the win.
Subway Player of the Game: Courtney Greiner
Sponsor of the Game Balls: Miller Trucking
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On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Owls traveled to Wheaton for Pheasant Conference action and defeated the Warriors by a score of 37-29. This was a low scoring and defensive battle from start to finish by both teams.
The Owls were ice cold the entire night shooting a season low 10/42 (24%) which includes 3/15 from beyond the arc. As a team Hancock was 14/23 from the charity stripe.
Illissa Koehl 12 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals
Kendra Schmidgall 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocked shots
Courtney Greiner 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
Aria Walstad 6 points, 6 assists, 2 steals
Shae Brown 5 points, 3 rebounds
Subway Player of the game: Serandon Bigalke
The Owls improved to 3-0 in the pheasant conference and 10-0 overall with this win.
On Thursday, Jan. 13 the Owls traveled to Murdock and defeated the KMS Fighting Saints by a score of 48-46. The halftime score was 32-22 in favor of the Owls.
The Owls jumped out to an early lead, never let KMS pull ahead and owned a double-digit lead (16 PTS) midway through the seond half. KMS fought back and had a chance to tie or win the game in the final 4 seconds. The Saints won the battle of the boards with a 37-21 advantage. The Owls shot 18/52 overall which includes 3/14 from beyond the arc and 11/12 from the free-throw line.
Kendra Schmidgall 15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Shae Brown 8 point, 3 rebounds
Aria Walstad 7 points, 7 assists, 3 steals
Abby Ascheman 6 points, 1 rebound
Courtney Greiner 6 points, 6 rebounds
Illissa Koehl 6 points, 5 rebounds
Subway Player of the Game: Abby Ascheman
The Owls will host the #4 ranked Minneota Vikings this Saturday.