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Basketball: Strong defense earns victory for Owls

Hancock senior Ashlyn Mattson gets an easy lay in off a fast break for the Owls during the second-half of non-conference action against Central Minnesota Christian School Saturday, Feb. 3 in Hancock. Mattson led all scorers with 17 points in the Owl victory. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times1 / 6
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Hancock put out all the stops in the second half to hold Central Minnesota Christian to 13 second half points and earn the 53-38 win Saturday, Feb. 3 in Hancock. It is the Owls' fourth win in five games.

Ashlyn Mattson led all scorers with 17 points for the Owls, adding six rebounds, four assists, and five steals.

Katelyn Bulthuis led the Bluejays with 13 points and nine rebounds.

The Owls travel to Clara City Monday, Feb. 5 to take on MACCRAY then travel to Graceville to play Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Thursday, Feb. 8.

Hancock 53, CMCS 38

CMCS (4-14).............25 13 — 38

Hancock (10-6)........28 25 — 53

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN - Scoring: Reegan Duininck 2, Elli Stoel 7, Ellie Greenwaldt 11, Colette Duininck 6, Katelyn Bulthuis 13 ... 3-point shots: Stoel 2, Greenwaldt 1 ... Rebound leader: Bulthuis 9, Greenwaldt 8 ... Assist leader: R Duininck 2, Greenwaldt 2 ... Steal leader: Greenwaldt 3

HANCOCK - Scoring: Ashlyn Mattson 17, Tess Steiner 14, Morgan Kisgen 14, Lexi Staples 7, Haley Mattson 4 ... 3-point shots: A Mattson 3, Kisgen 1 ... Rebound leader: A Mattson 6 ... Assist leader: Steiner 5, A Mattson 4 ... Steal leader: A Mattson 5

Brooke Kern

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