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Maidens hold off Lady Bearcats.
The Haskell Maidens traveled to Hawley last Friday night to take on the Lady Bearcats in a pivotal District 8-2A match-up. Haskell outscored Hawley 23-18 the first half and held on late to get the 47-41 road win. Haskell improves to 28-1 overall and remains undefeated in district play at 9-0. The Maidens can clinch their 4th district championship in a row by winning 1 of their remaining 3 district games.
The Maidens were led by Sophomore Landry Hanson who finished the night with 20 points. Other leading scorers were Ariel Martinez with 9 points, CEra Taylor 8, Hollyn Hadaway 5, and Taylor Manske 5. Leading the team in assists was Hadaway with 3, Manske 3, Martinez 3, C Taylor 2, and Hanson 1.
Haskell was (18-36) for 50% from the field, (7-15) for 46% from behind the 3 point arc, and (4-9) for 44% from the free-throw line. Offensively, I thought we had too many turnovers and our timing was a little off. Fortunately, the girls did a great job shooting the ball in the paint and from behind the 3 point line, head coach Blake Eddleman said.
Hawley was (15-48) for 31% from the field, (3-13) for 23% from behind the 3 point arc, and (6-15) for 40% from the free-throw line. Defensively, I thought the girls did a solid job for the most part. We contested the majority of their shots and we made it pretty tough on their two best players (Newton and Hicks), Eddleman said.
The Maidens dominated the Lady Bearcats on the boards 32-19. Hadaway had a team high 10 rebounds followed by C Taylor with 8, Manske 7, Martinez 4, and Hanson 3. Leading the team in steals was Hanson with 2, C Taylor 2, and Hadaway 1.
Overall, we were glad to get out of there with a win. Hawley is a tough place to play and Samantha Newton is a special player. We had a couple of players that did not feel well and we struggled a little bit against their press at times. I was really proud of the girls for finding a way to overcome a little adversity and for getting the tough district win on the road, Eddleman added.
Coach Burson and the JV Maidens entered the game against Hawley a little short handed due to injuries and illness. They played hard and competed extremely well but fell to the Lady Bearcats 32-16. They move to 17-4 on the season. They are 8-1 in district and remain in 1st place due to the other JV district standings.