The girls Night Hawks basketball teams are hitting a hot streak.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON
For The Record
After the 84 points that the girls put up against Beach I had to contact Coach Kelly Pierce and get his thoughts on the game. His response: “The game last night (Feb. 2) was a great one to be a part of. We had 56 points at halftime. All of the girls contributed both offensively and defensively. Quite frankly, it was a game that Coach Kelner and myself have been expecting for a while. We have shot the ball so well in practice, we knew eventually it would carry over into the games. When the team plays fast and free, they can put points up in a hurry, and last night was one of those games. We will not shoot it that well all of the time, but if we play at that energy level we will do this to a lot of teams. I really think the girls are starting to believe in themselves and each other. I will not be surprised if on Monday night we come out and play that well again against Beulah. I think the girls are just hitting their stride and are ready to make a great run the rest of the way.”
Abbie Kludt had her second triple double of the season in the Beach with 17 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds. According to Coach Pierce she has become the career leader for Night Hawks in assists and rebounds and will be the career steals leader by the end of the year. She is having a remarkable season. Final score was 84-40.
Scoring went this way for the Night Hawks: Abbie Kludt 17, Molly Holt 17, Alyssa Andress 14, Brianna Robinson 13, Tayler Burwick 7, Katlyn Hutzenbiler 4, Callie Anderson 2, Nicole Landsem 2, Briana Sanford 2, Taylor Hestekin 2, Abbi Steeke 2, Quinn Mellmer 2. 3-Pointers: Molly Holt – 3, Abbie Kludt – 3, Taylor Burwick – 1, Brianna Robinson – 1
They followed up that game with another convincing win over Beulah on Feb. 6. They jumped out to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter and went on to a 57-19 victory. A. Kludt led in scoring with 12 and Brianna Robinson nailed three 3-pointers. Night Hawk defense led to 27 Beulah turnovers while the Night Hawks only had 12.
The Night Hawks now have a 7-3 region record and are in third place behind Bowman County and Glen Ullin-Hebron. Their final region game is on Feb. 11 against New England.