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Hancock girls take on KMS on home court and D-B on the road

On Friday, Jan. 6, the Hancock Owl girls' basketball team defeated the Kerkohven-Murdock-Sunberg Saints at home by a score of 59-36.

Team shooting percent of twos was 13/39 for 33.3 percent.

Shooting percent of threes was 6/17 for 35.3 percent.

Overall percent was 19/56 for 34 percent.

Free-throw percent was 17/25 for 68 percent.

Total team turnovers was 15.

"I was very pleased with how well the girls took care of the basketball" said Coach Jodi Holleman. "They were very patient on the offensive end of the court. Defensively, the girls did a great job of holding Ali Clark to five points on the night."

"Courtney Greiner played her best game of the season and was two steals shy of a triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds, 8 steals)" added Holleman. "Shae Brown went 5/10 from beyond the arc and finished with 16 points. Kendra Schmidgall led the scoring with 19 points along with five steals and five rebounds. Serandon Bigalke scored five points, dished out nine assists, and pulled down eight rebounds. Olivia Koehl played outstanding defense, did a great job of attacking the basket and from the free-line."

The Owls improve to 9-1 overall and traveled to Clara City to compete against a very good MACCRAY team on Monday night and will play the Ortonville Trojans at home on Friday night for Pheasant Conference action.

Special Thanks to Buddies Bar and Grill for providing the balls that were thrown out by the varsity starters.

On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Hancock girl's basketball team defeated the Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks on the road by a score of 43-20.

Team Shooting percent of twos was 9/25 for 36 percent.

Shooting percent of threes was 8/14 for 57 percent.

Overall percent was 17/39 for 36 percent.

Free throw percent was 25 percent

Total team turnovers was 18

"We played some outstanding basketball in the opening half with a very nice inside/outside attack" said Coach Jodi Holleman. "The second half became a defensive battle with neither team doing a lot of scoring. It was great to hit 8 treys on the road (8/14) or 57 percent with Shae Brown knocking down four and Kendra Schmidgall three."

"This was an excellent non-conference win over a very athletic team."