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Maidens take down Lady Lions.
The 4th ranked Haskell Maidens hosted the Albany Lady Lions last Friday night in a pivotal District 8-2A game in front of a packed house at the Tee Pee. Both teams entered the game undefeated in district play at 4-0. Haskell outscored Albany 41-14 the first half and went on to get the 73-27 win. Haskell moves to 24-1 overall and 5-0 in district. This was the Maidens 40th win in a row at home and their 34th consecutive district win.
Haskell was led offensively by Freshman Delaney Hanson who finished with a career high 22 points. Delaney is a special kid and a very versatile player. She can defend all five positions defensively and she can score at all five positions offensively. I thought she had a great all around game on both ends of the floor, head coach Blake Eddleman said.
The Maidens had a well balanced scoring attack which led to everyone scoring. Senior CEra Taylor had 12 points followed by Freshman Melody Martinez with 11 points. Other leading scorers for the game were Taylor Manske with 8 points, Ryanna Rodriguez 8, Calie Everett 6, Landry Hanson 4, and Emma Roewe 2. Leading the team in assists was Manske with 4, Roewe 2, D Hanson 2, Martinez 2, Rodriguez 2, and L Hanson 1.
Haskell was (25-38) 66% from 2FG, (7-21) 33% from 3FG, (32-59) 54% from FG, and (2-2) 100% from FT. Offensively, I thought we got off the fast start and we were able maintain that level of play throughout the entire game. The girls did a great job sharing the ball and knocking down shots. They are very unselfish and they can all shoot the ball, head coach Blake Eddleman said.
Albany was (6-28) 21% from 2FG, (2-15) 13% from 3FG, (8-43) 19% from FG, and (9-13) 69% from FT. Haskell forced Albany into 17 turnovers. Leading the team in steals was D Hanson with 1, Manske 1, Roewe 1, and C Taylor 1. Defensively, I thought the girls were locked in and they did a great job communicating throughout the game. They did a good job staying in front of them and contesting their shots, Eddleman said.
The Maidens out rebounded the Lady Lions 38-16. Leading the team in rebounds was Manske with 8, C Taylor 7, Everett 6, D Hanson 6, L Hanson 3, Martinez 2, and Roewe 2.
Overall, I really liked how the girls prepared for this game and how they played during the game. It was a total team effort and I was very proud of all the girls. It was a big win for us and we greatly appreciate all the people that came out to support us, Eddleman added.
On Friday afternoon, Coach Simmon and the JV Maidens got the come from behind overtime win over Albany 37-36. On Saturday, the JR High Maidens participated in the Mica Lindstrom Tournament in Clyde. Coach Martinez and the 7th A Maiden lost to Coleman 33-25 and won against Clyde 42-23. Coach Eddleman and the 8th A Maidens won against Sweetwater 35-16 and lost to Hawley 31-21.