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

By Mike Petersen
Staff Writer & Staff Writer 

It was a wild one

H-M-S needs 2 OTs to win district quarterfinal

 

February 24, 2022

MIKE PETERSEN/SENTINEL-NEWS

Three Trinity Christian defenders could not deny Lance Berends a path to the hoop. Berends scored 29 points in the Hawks' double overtime win on Feb. 14.

With 1.7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Trinity Christian had their hottest shooter at the foul line to attempt two shots that would break a 50-50 tie and possibly end Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's season. But neither attempt was good and H-M-S would eventually prevail, 63-55, in two overtimes to win the Class 1A district quarterfinal game on Feb. 14 in Hartley.

"We survived a wild one," Hawk coach Naet Hoaglund acknowledged. "It wasn't pretty by any means but I'm proud of how our guys persevered when things didn't look very good for us."

Initially things did look promising for the Haw...



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