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Owl girls open season with one loss and one win

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Courtney Greiner had 12 points and seven rebounds to pace Hancock in its season opener with Pelican Rapids. The Owls lost to the Vikings 68-29 in their first home game. Sami Schmidgall pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and also assisted on three baskets.

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Four players scored in double figures for Pelican Rapids, which made eight 3-pointers while the Owls didn't attempt a shot from beyond the arc.

Hancock posted its first win on Nov. 29 over Brandon/Evansville defeating them 71-53.

Courtney Greiner poured in 24 points, Gabbi Nienhaus 17, Sami Schmidgall 15 and Lexi Steege 9. Brandon/Evansville relied on the 3-point shot making 8 of 24 in a losing effort.

The win is the first for Hancock's new coach Darin Zimmerman, 23, a native of Rothsay who worked in the Crookston basketball program while getting his degree at North Dakota.

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