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Girls Basketball: Elcho Takes 1 of 2 in Tourney at Lena

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Hornets vs. Lena: 38-28

The Lady Hornets of Elcho played Friday agaisnt Lena, pulling out the 38-28 win. The Hornets were behind most of the game. The Hornets had 6 points at the half, then came to play, scoring 32 points in the second to turn the game around.

The girls shot 21% the 1st half and 45% the 2nd half from the field, shooting 12-of-17 from the free throw line. Coach Michelle Kincaid liked the scoring in the second half with almost all the girls putting points on the board.
Contributors including Slowik with 15, Manka with 8, Asbach  7, Schilling 4, and Paulsen and Reynolds both adding 2.  Lena tried to put the Hornets on the line to get the ball back in the last few minutes of the game after they took the lead.  Between Katie Slowik’s 9/10 and Kaitlyn Paulsen 2/2,  the girls shot well from the line to secure the win.  Coach was pleased with how the girls kept working even though the team was behind most of the game.
The girls were able to make adjustments, changing up defense in the 2nd half that caused some Lena turnovers and gave the girls some offensive momentum. Rebounding was lead by Erica Manka with 8, Ellie Asbach and Katie Slowik each pulling down 5.
Hornets vs. Sevastopol: 39-44
The girls played Saturday against Sevastopol, losing lost 44-39.  The Hornets were in the lead for most of the game. The girls couldn’t secure the win due to some very impressive outside shooting by Amber Roalkvan, who made 4 3 pointer’s in the second half, even with defense in her face. The Hornets shot 41% the 1st half and 14% the second on 11/20 free throws.
In the second half, the girls struggled to put the ball in the hole.
Coach Michelle added “All the girls need to become more confident in their offensive responsibilities so we can increase our total points. We are young and I’m seeing good things on the court with the girls taking offensive chances so I believe it will improve.”
Rebounding was lead by Erica Manka with 6 and Ellie Asbach with 5, followed by Kaitlyn Paulsen with 4.   Katie Slowik had 3 assists, and Emma Reynolds and Kaitlyn Paulsen each had 2. Slowik and Manka had quick hands with 8 and 3 respectfully.
The Hornets have their first home game in the new gym tomorrow against Bowler at 7:00pm.

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