Hawk Girls continue to win!

On Jan. 31 the Night Hawks girls took on the Beach Bucs at Scranton. 
For the record
Beach came into the game with a 4-3 region record and 11-5 overall.  The Night Hawks started as usual with an attacking defense and a quick paced game.  They were up 20-6 after the first stop and stretched it to 35-13 at half time.  The third quarter started out slow for both teams until the Night Hawks went on a run of eight points and went on to down Beach 54-29.
Leading the Night Hawks were Alyssa Andress with 18, Samantha Oase 16 and Abbie Kludt 14 (4 treys).  Six foot junior Samantha Oech led Beach with 9.
They followed up that win with a 70-39 victory over New England on Feb. 2.  They started out quickly which has been their trademark for most of their games.  They took a 20-6 lead after the first quarter and went into half time leading 34-13.  Good man-to-man defense and their ball movement stood out.  By the fourth quarter the running clock was instituted.  Bailey Pierce tallied 15 which included four 3-pointers and she was also selected as the “Prime Time Player”.  Held to two points in the first half Alyssa Andress had another strong second half as she scored ten.
Scoring for the Night Hawks were Pierce 15, Andress 12, Briana Sanford 9, Quinn Mellmer 9, Sam Oase 8, Abbie Kludt 7, Carolyn Schultz 6 and Abbi Steeke 4.  Molly Rayhorn scored 14 for New England.
The Night Hawk girls clinched first place with a 63-30 victory over the Beulah Miners on Feb. 4 and brought their region record to 10-0.  The Miners region record dropped to 3-6.  The Night Hawks jumped ahead early going 14-0 before the Miners scored.  Alyssa Andress tallied eight of the 14.  The first quarter ended 23-5 for the Night Hawks and they were up 43-17 at half.  The continuous clock went into effect in the final quarter.  Turnovers were low for the winners with only nine while the Miners had 25.  Abbie Kludt was named the “Prime Time Player” for her all around game.
Scoring for the Night Hawks were Andress 16, Sam Oase 14, Abbie Kludt 9, Briana Sanford 8, Bailee Pierce 8, Quinn Mellmer 5 and Carolyn Schultz 3.  Leading the Miners were Erin Walcker 11 and Ally Walcker 8,

Unofficial 2018-19 Girls Region 7 Standings as of 4 Feb 19:

1. Hettinger-
Scranton 10-0
2. Bowman County         8-1
3. Dickinson Trinity         6-1
4. Glen Ullin-Hebron         5-4
5. Beach 5-4
6. Mott-Regent 4-4
7. New England
8. Heart River 3-5
9. Beulah 3-6
10. Killdeer 2-6
11. Richardton-
Taylor 1-8
12. Hazen 0-8