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Late wins give H-M-S girls improved WEC finish

2023 seniors' defense, consistency will be missed

A pair of late wins during the 2022-23 season gave the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' basketball team a better finish in the War Eagle Conference.

The Hawks defeated Trinity Christian and South O'Brien in the final two games of the regular season to finish ninth with a 2-8 conference record. They won just one WEC game the previous year.

The season ended with a 52-38 loss to Emmetsburg in the 2A regional tournament, giving this year's team an overall record of 3-18.

H-M-S again had a young team, with sophomores Kylee Schiphoff and Abby Douma and freshman Moriah Otto finishing in the Top 3 in sco...