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Maidens beat Lady Bearcats at Buzzer.
The Haskell girls hosted Hawley last Tuesday night for another District 8-2A match-up. The Maidens and Lady Bearcats were all tied up until Junior Taylor Manske hit the game winning shot at the buzzer to give the Maidens the exciting 49-47 victory. Haskell keeps their overall home winning streak alive at 27 games and their district home winning streak alive at 23 games. The Maidens improve their record to 22-1 overall and 3-0 in district.
Haskell was led by Junior Taylor Manske who finished with 16 points and Junior CEra Taylor who finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds to get the double-double. Other leading scorers on the night were Landry Hanson with 9 points, Ariel Martinez 8, and Hollyn Hadaway 6. Senior Ariel Martinez made the game winning assist and she finished the night with a team high 6 assists followed by Manske with 3 and Hanson 2.
The Maidens were (19-42) for 45% from the field, (3-16) for 18% from behind the 3 point arc, and (8-23) for 35% from the free-throw line. Offensively, the girls did a nice job keeping our turnovers low at 8 and shooting a high percentage from the field. We really struggled from the free-throw line and that is something that we will continue to work on at practice and at open gym, head coach Blake Eddleman said.
The Lady Bearcats were (18-47) for 38% from the field, (10-26) for 38% from behind the 3 point arc, and (8-14) for 57% from the free-throw line. Defensively, the girls did a great job not fouling very much and keeping the ball out of the paint. Hawley was able to hit 10 three pointers that were contested for the most part and I give them a lot of credit for being able to do that, Eddleman said.
For only the second time this year, the Maidens were outrebounded 27-26. C Taylor had a team high 10 rebound followed by Hadaway with 7, Hanson 4, and Manske 3. Leading the team in steals was Hadaway with 3, Martinez 2, and C Taylor 1.
Overall, I was happy and relieved to get the tough district win and protect home court. I was really proud of the girls. They showed a lot of determination and perseverance to get this win. We have a very resilient team and I think that was proven once again in this game, Eddleman added.
Coach Burson and the JV Maidens defeated Hawley 28-25. They improved their record to 12-3 overall and 3-0 in district.