The Hancock Owl boys basketball team has won four straight thanks to back-to-back-to-back victories Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Owls beat CGB on Thursday then closed out the week with wins over Renville County West Friday, Feb. 22, in Renville, and over West Central Are Saturday. Feb. 23, in Hancock.

The Owls, now 19-5 on the season, close out the regular season against Hillcrest at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Hancock.

Hancock 82, RCW 69

The Owls held a 10-point halftime lead and extended that in the second half to win 82-69 over Renville County West Friday, Feb. 22, in Renville.

Bennett Nienhaus had 25 points to tie RCW’s Justin Schrupp for the game high. Nienhaus hit four 3-pointers while Schrupp had three.

Nienhaus had a bigger supporting cast however with four other Owls in double figures, including Peyton Rohloff (16), Cole Reese (13), Preston Rohloff (12) and Connor Reese (11). The Owls had 16 assists in the game.

Hancock 40 42 – 82

RCW 30 39 – 69

HANCOCK – Bennett Nienhaus 25, Peyton Rohloff 16, Cole Reese 13, Preston Rohloff 12, Connor Reese 11, Tanner Pahl 4, Daniel Milander 1… 3-point shots: Nienhaus 4, Pr. Rohloff 1, Cole Reese 1, Connor Reese 1… Rebound leader: Pe. Rohloff 9… Assist leader: Cole Reese 5, Connor Reese 4, Nienhaus 4… Steal leader: Cole Reese 2

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST – Scoring: Justin Schrupp 25, Riley Ashburn 14, Tyler Rice 12, Andy Villarreal 6, Jaden Kolker 6, Zachary Rice 4, Jaime Castillo 2… 3-point shots: Schrupp 3, T. Rice 2… Rebound leader: NA… Assist leader: NA… Steal leader: NA

Hancock 62, WCA 53

Behind seniors Bennett Nienhaus's 20 points and Peyton Rohloff's 17 points, the Hancock boys basketball team used a strong second half to pull away from West Central Area for a 62-53 win on Saturday, Feb. 23, in Hancock. It was the Owls' fourth straight victory.

Peyton Rohloff grabbed 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Younger brother sophomore Preston Rohloff had 13 points, six rebounds and four steals, and Connor Reese was two assists shy of his first double-double of the season with 10 rebounds and eight assists.

WCA (13-8) 25 28 - 53

Hancock (19-5) 25 37 - 62

WEST CENTRAL AREA - Scoring: Teigen Moritz 14, Gage Staples 11, Jack VanKempen 9, Jacob Bright 8, Tate Christianson 6, Grant Beuckens 5 ... 3-point shots: Bright 2, VanKempen 2, Moritz 1, Christianson 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

HANCOCK - Scoring: Bennett Nienhaus 20, Peyton Rohloff 17, Preston Rohloff 13, Cole Reese 7, Connor Reese 5 ... 3-point shots: Nienhaus 3, Preston Rohloff 2 ... Rebound leader: Peyton Rohloff 10, Connor Reese 10, Preston Rohloff 6 ... Assist leader: Connor Reese 8 ... Steal leader: Cole Reese 3, Preston Rohloff 4