The Hancock Owls are looking to continue its winning streak right into the postseason. The Owls added two more wins to its now 22-1 record last week in victories over Dawson-Boyd and Canby/
The Owls, now 22-1, close out the regular season at Ashby Thursday, Feb. 24 and at Princeton Friday, Feb. 25. The Section 6A playoffs are slated to begin Feb. 28 with top seed getting a bye to March 3, at the higher seed. The Owls are unofficially locked in at the No. 1 seed in Section 6A-South and will host the Section 6A-South quarterfinal.
Hancock 82, Dawson-Boyd 31
The Owls scored first and cruised to a 51-point victory, 82-31, over Dawson-Boyd on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Dawson.
Carlee Hanson poured in 22 points and Kaitlyn Staples added 20 for the Owls. Hansen added a team-high 11 rebounds with five steals. Staples had three assists, four steals and four deflections.
The Blackjacks had 29 turnovers in the game.
Kaitlyn and Karleigh Rohloff also finished in double figures for Hancock with 13 and 10, respectively. Kaitlyn was 6-for-9 from the floor for 66.7 percent while Karleigh was 5-for-8 shooting for 62.5 percent. Kaitlyn also added three assists and four steals while Karleigh added five rebounds.
Brooke Ver Steeg added nine points for the Owls, who are 21-1.
Hancock 67, Canby 37
Hancock led 31-16 at the half and went on to beat Canby 67-37 Thursday, Feb. 17, in Hancock.
Hancock had a hot shooting night, making 59% (29-49) of their field goal attempts and 7-of-16 (44%) from beyond the arc. They also had a 23-18 advantage on the boards. Canby shot just 34% (14-41).
The Owls were led by Carlee Hanson (23 points, 3 assists, 4 steals, 12 deflections), Karleigh Rohloff (13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals) and Kaitlyn Staples (10 points, 3 assists, 3 steals).
Rylee Hanson contributed 8 points, 4 steals, 7 rebounds and 2 assists). Kaitlyn Rohloff had 7 points and 4 assists, and Brooke VerSteeg finished with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals.