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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Second-half resurgence

H-M-S girls rally to defeat Trinity Christian in overtime


February 9, 2023


Elise Haack tries to prevent Makiah De Jager of Trinity Christian from advancing the ball during Friday night's game in Hartley.

Trinity Christian controlled the first half, but Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn came back during the final two quarters and in overtime to claim a 44-40 win on Feb. 3 in Hartley.

The Tigers scored the first nine points and led 12-4 at the end of the first quarter. They extended the margin to 11 midway through the second quarter and led 18-10 at half time.

The Hawks still trailed by that margin when they began a 9-0 run late in the third quarter, giving them their first lead. A late three-pointer put Trinity Christian back in front, 25-23.

In the fourth quarter, H-M-S could do no better than tie the...

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