By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Early deficit determines the winner

Improved second half not enough in girls' hoop opener


December 1, 2022


Eliza Tewes leaves no doubt as to who will corral this rebound during H-M-S's season-opener with Sioux Central.

Winning the second half was a promising sign for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in its girls' basketball season-opener. But visiting Sioux Central had all but settled the outcome by halftime to hand the Hawks a 67-43 loss on Nov. 22.

H-M-S trailed 7-0 to start the contest and could get no closer than 10-4. Converting scoring opportunities set up by their defense, the Rebels led 24-8 at the end of the first quarter. That trend continued and Sioux Central increased the margin to 44-17 at half time.

The Hawks faced a 32-point deficit late in the third quarter, but outscored the Rebels by eight over th...

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