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Hancock girls record now at 11-0

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Owls defeated the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks by a score of 49-44 in the home gym. Halftime score was 27-16.

The shooting percentage for the Owls was 18/49 (36.7%) which includes 1/7 from beyond the arc.

Free-throws percentage was 12/20 (60%).

Stats leaders were:

Courtney Greiner 14 points, 10 rebounds

Illissa Koehl 15 points, 4 rebounds

Kendra Schmidgall 9 points, 2 steals

Aria Walstad 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals

Shae Brown 6 points, 2 rebounds

Olivia Koehl 3 steals, 2 rebounds

Abby Ascheman 3 rebounds

"Our post players got into some foul trouble early so we had to go with 4 guards out on the court, and they all did a fantastic job with the presses and fast break attack." commented Coach Jodi Holleman. "In the second half we were a bit tentative offensively and caught on our heels defensively while the Blackjacks snuck back into the game by hitting some big treys down the stretch. I saw that deer in the headlight look on some of the girls when the score got close, but the seniors provided some good leadership in the final minutes to seal the win.

Subway Player of the Game: Courtney Greiner

Sponsor of the Game Balls: Miller Trucking

Hancock 37 -

Wheaton 29

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the Owls traveled to Wheaton for Pheasant Conference action and defeated the Warriors by a score of 37-29. This was a low scoring and defensive battle from start to finish by both teams.

The Owls were ice cold the entire night shooting a season low 10/42 (24%) which includes 3/15 from beyond the arc. As a team Hancock was 14/23 from the charity stripe.

Stat Leaders:

Illissa Koehl 12 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals

Kendra Schmidgall 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 blocked shots

Courtney Greiner 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals

Aria Walstad 6 points, 6 assists, 2 steals

Shae Brown 5 points, 3 rebounds

Subway Player of the game: Serandon Bigalke

The Owls improved to 3-0 in the pheasant conference and 10-0 overall with this win.

Hancock 48

KMS 46

On Thursday, Jan. 13 the Owls traveled to Murdock and defeated the KMS Fighting Saints by a score of 48-46. The halftime score was 32-22 in favor of the Owls.

The Owls jumped out to an early lead, never let KMS pull ahead and owned a double-digit lead (16 PTS) midway through the seond half. KMS fought back and had a chance to tie or win the game in the final 4 seconds. The Saints won the battle of the boards with a 37-21 advantage. The Owls shot 18/52 overall which includes 3/14 from beyond the arc and 11/12 from the free-throw line.

Stat leaders:

Kendra Schmidgall 15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists

Shae Brown 8 point, 3 rebounds

Aria Walstad 7 points, 7 assists, 3 steals

Abby Ascheman 6 points, 1 rebound

Courtney Greiner 6 points, 6 rebounds

Illissa Koehl 6 points, 5 rebounds

Subway Player of the Game: Abby Ascheman

The Owls will host the #4 ranked Minneota Vikings this Saturday.