Sunday, February 27, 2005
Lady Owls Shoot Poorly in Loss to C-T-F
By Craig Olson - Hancock, MN
The Hancock girls' basketball team shot just 28.3% from the field as the third-seeded Lady Owls were upsed by sixth-seeded Campbell-Tintah-Fairmount by a score of 47-39.
"The only thing that I wasn't banking on was our poor shooting percentage," said Hancock head coach Jodi Holleman. "We had some great looks at the basket, but just couldn't get our shots to drop. Only twice this season did we shoot below thirty percent. This was definitely a heartbreaking loss for us. We worked way too hard to end our season this way."
Steph Hines scored 16 points and had 4 steals to lead the Lady Owls. Allie Cunningham added eight points and grabbed seven rebounds. Karissa Thiel and Jenny Noordmans each pulled down six boards and Tara Thielke hauled in five rebounds and picked off six steals.
"Defensively, the girls did everything I asked them to do," said Holleman. "We held freshman standout Sami Schmit to five buckets on the night and their standout guard Tiff Ross to four buckets. Overall, the girls have nothing to hang their heads about. We had a great season and finished almost .500 for such a young, inexperienced team. We will definitely miss our two seniors, Steph Hines and Allie Cunningham. They both brought their game to the next level this season and were great leaders out on the court."
C-T-F will play Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Saturday in the Section quarterfinals.