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Comets streak to sweep

Boyden-Hull wins both games with H-M-S

Boyden-Hull proved to be ungracious hosts on Jan. 26, sweeping both games of a non-conference basketball doubleheader with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

In the girls' game, H-M-S only scored seven points in the first half while the Comets finished with 25 to take an 18-point lead into half time. Boyden-Hull extended the advantage to 38-14 at the start of the final period.

The Hawks nearly doubled their point production by scoring 23 points during the fourth quarter, but the Comets maintained their comfortable lead.

Kylee Schiphoff's 11 points led H-M-S, while Moriah Otto scored seven, Abby Douma and Frankie Mohni scored six, and Gracie Knobloch, Emily Mutombo and Addison Sheeler each scored two. The Hawks made just 19 percent of their shots from the field but did convert 17-of-27 attempts at the foul line.

Schiphoff grabbed six rebounds and three steals; Mutombo had four rebounds and four steals; Elise Haack had four rebounds; Knobloch contributed three rebounds, three steals and three blocks; and Douma and Otto each had three rebounds.

Periodic defensive lapses hampered the Hawk boys during their 57-50 loss to Boyden-Hull. H-M-S fell behind by six in the first quarter before narrowing the gap to 27-23 at half time. H-M-S took a one-point lead late in the third quarter, but a 6-0 run put the Comets back in front to stay.

"This was a game where we needed to have a sense of urgency and we just didn't have it," Hawk coach Naet Hoaglund acknowledged. "We struggled out of the gate defensively and settled for quick shots on offense. We did better defensively after the first quarter, but there were a few possessions in each quarter where we slipped and gave them opportunities, and they capitalized."

Kooper Ebel and Lance Berends provided the bulk of the Hawks' scoring, finishing with 22 and 19 points, respectively. Keevyn Jacobsma scored five points and Landen Elwood and Travis Kamradt each added two.

Berends had 11 rebounds and two assists; Jacobsma grabbed 10 rebounds; Ebel had five rebounds and three steals; Trenton Vollink had four rebounds; and Kamradt and Elwood each dished out three assists.

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