The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Not enough offense to get in the win column

H-M-S girls drop 2 non-WEC games

 

December 24, 2020

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Emily Otto (33) and Elise Haack (4) combine to deny a driving lane for Mercedes DePyper in H-M-S's loss to GT/RA on Dec. 14.

If the offense can do a better job of complementing the defense, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' basketball team would be in position to win some close games.

Case in point: the Hawks scored what was then a season-high 45 points against Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on Dec. 14, but that wasn't enough. The Titans overcame the Hawks' fourth-quarter lead to escape with a 47-45 win in Hartley.

Hawk coach Lester Tessum said the girls are playing better defensively, but now they have to improve on the other end of the court.

"I think our defense has improved quite a bit this year," Tessum...



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