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Hancock Girls basketball team defeats BBE, Henning in non-conference action

Owls 63 BBE 40

On Mon. Jan. 17, the Hancock Owl girls' basketball team traveled to Belgrade to take on the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars in non-conference action and defeated them by a score of 63-40. Halftime score was 31-22.

The Owls got into some early foul trouble bringing Abby Ascheman and Olivia Koehl off the bench. They played some outstanding basketball.

Stat leaders:

Kendra Schmidall 23 points, 11 rebounds

Illissa Koehl 19 points 3 rebounds

Courtney Greiner 17 points, 8 rebounds

Abby Ascheman 4 points

Shae Brown 7 assists, 2 steals

Aria Walstad 5 assists, 4 rebounds

The team shot 20/43 (46.5%) from the field which includes 2/9 for treys. The Owls shot an impressive 21/23 (91%)from the free-throw line.

"It was great to have three players reach double digits and for Kendra Schmidgall to get her first double double of the season." said Coach Jodi Holleman "Aria Walstad took fantastic care of the basketball the entire night. This was a nice team win."

Subway player of the game was Kendra Schmidgall. The balls thrown out were sponsored by Buddies Bar and Grill.

Owls 79 Henning 39

The Hancock Owls girls' basketball team hosted the Henning Hornets on Tues., Jan. 18 and defeated them by a score of 79-39.

The Hornets played some outstanding basketball in the first half considering they were missing two of their starters. It was a fairly close game until the Owls went on a 10-0 run to take a 43-24 lead at halftime. Hancock did not press in the second half and worked on ball movement and running the offenses showing a lot of discipline, heart, and hustle.

Stat leaders:

Illissa Koehl 24 points, 2 assists

Kendra Schmidgall 20 points, 4 assists, 3 blocks

Aria Walstad 10 points, 8 assists

Courtney Greiner 10 points, 9 rebounds

Abby Ascheman 6 points, 4 rebounds

Shae Brown and Olivia Koehl each scored 3 points

The Owls shot an impressive 32/53 (60%)which includes a 5/10 performance from beyond the arc and 10/12 (83%)from the free throw line.

"I was pleased that we had a balanced scoring attack and that we only had nine turnovers on the night." stated Coach Jodi Holleman.

Subway player of the game was Illissa Koehl. The balls thrown out were sponsored by Community Development Bank.