The Night Hawk girl’s basketball team opened region play with a disappointing 58-48 loss to Glen Ullin-Hebron on Jan. 5.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON
For The Record
The Night Hawk girl’s basketball team opened region play with a disappointing 58-48 loss to Glen Ullin-Hebron on Jan. 5. The Night Hawks had not played a game in two weeks and may have been a little game rusty. The Lady Bearcats came in with a 3-4 record.
The Bear Cats’ inside game proved too much for the Night Hawks as most of their points were made close to the bucket. They also went to the charity stripe more often as they outscored the Night Hawks 17-7. Down during the entire game, including being behind by ten, starting the fourth quarter the Night Hawks shot mostly from the 3-point line. They did hit more 3-pointers (seven) as compared to the Bearcats one for the game. I don’t know the free throw percentage by the Bearcats, but I know they did not miss many. The Bearcats also did not allow many second shots by the Night Hawks as they corralled many of the miss shots.
Leading the scoring for the Night Hawks were Molly Holt with 15, Abbie Kludt had 13 and Alyssa Andress added 11. Kludt also led in steals with five.
Leading the Bearcats in scoring were Kiana Schatz with 18, Lezi Gietzen with 18 and Kennedy Zuroff had 15. Schatz and Zuroff all paced the Bearcats in rebounding while Brianna Robinson paced the Night Hawks.
The junior varsity (JV) game was a different story as the Night Hawk JVs dominated this game with a 42-28 win. They led after all quarters and outscored the Bearcats 10-3 in the final quarter. Alyssa Andress had a big scoring game for the Night Hawks with 21 counters.
Next action for the girls was at Killdeer on Jan. 9. Killdeer came into the game with a disappointing 2-5 record. They were picked as the top team in Region 7 according to the pre-season coach’s poll in the ND Girls Hoopster.
During the first half Killdeer held the lead most of the way but the Night Hawks were able to tie the score at 25 all at half time. But the third quarter was all Night Hawks as they outscored Killdeer 18-4 behind Alyssa Andress’ 10 points. They built on that lead with a 12-9 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter and for a final score of 55-38.
Leading the way for the Night Hawks were Abbie Kludt with 17 and both Molly Holt and Andress added 15. Sydney Anderson paced the Cowboys with 11.
Killdeer did win the junior varsity game, 40-32.