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Maidens fall to Lady Lions.
The 3rd ranked 2A Haskell Maidens 28-1 (9-0) traveled south last Tuesday night to take on the Albany Lady Lions 19-9 (7-2) in their final District 8-2A game of the season. The Lady Lions outscored the Maidens 13-6 in the fourth quarter to get the big district win. Haskell finishes the regular season at 28-2 overall and 9-1 in district.
Haskell was led offensively by Senior CEra Taylor who finished with a game high 12 points. Other leading scorers for the game were Landry Hanson with 6 points, Delaney Hanson 5, Melody Martinez 4, Emma Roewe 3, and Ryanna Rodriguez 2. Leading the team in assists was Martinez with 3, Everett 1, D Hanson 1, and L Hanson 1.
The Maidens were (12-26) 46% from 2FG, (2-22) 9% from 3FG, (14-48) 29% from FG, and (2-6) 33% from FT. Offensively, we had too many turnovers and we did not shoot the ball well, head coach Blake Eddleman said.
The Lady Lions were (9-34) 27% from 2FG, (1-13) 8% from 3FG, (10-47) 21% from FG, and (16-22) 73% from FT. Defensively, I thought we fouled too much and our transition defense was not very good. They got a lot of points from the free-throw line and off their fast break, Eddleman said. Leading the team in steals was D Hanson with 2, Martinez 1, and Rodriguez 1.
Haskell outrebounded Albany 44-25. C Taylor had a team high 10 rebounds followed by Roewe with 9, D Hanson 8, Martinez 5, and L Hanson 4.
Overall, we just did not play well enough on offense or defense to win the game. We will spend a lot of time watching this film and working on our mistakes in practice. I am confident we will learn from it and be better prepared for the playoffs, Eddleman added.
The Bi-District Championship game between the 8-2A Haskell Maidens and the 7-2A Miles Lady Bulldogs will be played in Bronte on Tuesday, February 12th starting at 8:00 PM.
On Tuesday afternoon, the JV Maidens won their final game of the season by defeating the Albany Lady Lions 28-26 on the road. They finish the season at 17-8 overall and 7-3 in district. I am so proud of the JV girls and Coach Simmons this year. They really stepped up and found ways to win games. I thought they did an excellent job representing our basketball program, school, and community, Eddleman added.
On Monday afternoon, the JR High Maidens hosted the Stamford Lady Bulldogs for their last games of the year. All three teams competed well, but came up short in the end and fell to the Lady Bulldogs. Coach Martinez and I are really proud of all the JR High Maidens this year. They had a lot of success and they got better every week. It was a joy to coach them and we look forward to building on their success in the years to come, Eddleman said.