By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

The last was the first

H-M-S girls earn War Eagle win in final game


February 17, 2022


Kylee Schiphoff leads a fast break opportunity against South O'Brien on Feb. 8. She scored 15 points in H-M-S's 49-33 win.

Down to their final chance to win a War Eagle Conference game, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' basketball team responded by defeating South O'Brien, 49-33, on Feb. 8 in Hartley. The Hawks finished the regular season at 6-15 overall and 1-9 in the conference.

H-M-S had defeated Harris-Lake Park and Trinity Christian, as well as South O'Brien in the teams' first meeting, but those wins did not count toward the WEC standings.

"We had a couple of other ones that slipped out of our hands," Hawk coach Lester Tessum acknowledged.

A strong finish in the first quarter gave H-M-S a 15-5 lead, which...

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