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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Good shots won't fall for H-M-S

Boys drop final pre-holiday contest to Wolverines


December 31, 2020


Kayl Jacobsma keeps close tabs on South O'Brien's Jarome Jackson in action on Dec. 22.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn had the advantage in attempts and made baskets from the field, but South O'Brien was more efficient offensively and had a big advantage at the free throw line. Those factors led to the Hawk boys' 54-46 loss on Dec. 22 at Paullina.

H-M-S attempted 54 shots from the field compared to 32 by the Wolverines. But the Hawks only finished with two more made field goals, and only made 31.5 percent of their attempts compared to 46.9 percent by South O'Brien.

"Overall we played pretty well. I thought we played well enough to win," said Hawk coach Mark Petersen. "We got good look...

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