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Strong to the finish

Big fourth quarter sends Hawk girls to third straight win

Better shooting from the floor and dominance on the glass helped turn what had been a battle with Sheldon into a comfortable victory for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. The Hawk girls used a 12-point advantage in the fourth quarter to wrap up a 62-41 win on Jan. 11 in Hartley.

H-M-S made 43 percent of its shots from the field, including 8-of-15 from three-point range, and dominated the glass by a 41-26 margin. Both teams attempted 29 free throws and neither made more than 50 percent of them.

After trailing twice early in the game, the Hawks led 13-10 after one quarter. They extended the margin to seve...

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