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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Off to a winning start

H-M-S boys open 2021 with 2 victories


January 14, 2021


Dawson Schiphoff keeps a close eye on a Harris-Lake Park ball handler during H-M-S's 69-36 win in Hartley.

After losing two games in a row to close out the 2020 portion of the boys' basketball season, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn started the new year with a pair of victories over Harris-Lake Park and Hinton.

A 20-2 run in the first half propelled the Hawks to a 69-36 win over the visiting Wolves on Jan. 5

H-LP had narrowed H-M-S's early lead to two points midway through the first quarter before the Hawks scored 12 of the next 14 points to build a 20-8 advantage. They also scored eight straight points to begin the second quarter, helping to extend the lead to 35-17 at half time.

The Wolves fought back...

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