Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Stuck on 31

Good defense not enough in 2 losses by H-M-S girls

With Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and Woodbury Central finding it difficult to score with any consistency, both girls' basketball teams needed to take advantage of whatever opportunities might develop. Woodbury Central was the team to do that, outscoring the Hawks by four points in the third quarter to claim a 36-31 win on Dec. 1 at Moville.

The score was tied 4-4 at the end of the first quarter and the Wildcats managed to take a 13-12 lead into the halftime break. Woodbury Central built a five-point lead at the end of the third quarter and H-M-S could do no better than match the Wildcats point-for-...