The Lady Hornets got the win over the Goodman-Pembine Co-Op Patriots Thursday night, defeating the Patriots 52-42.
The Hornets shot 28% in the first half and 43% in the second half, going 8/16 from free throw for 50%.
The girls took the lead 32-23 into the locker room at half. It was a close 1st half with both teams playing tight defense and good defensive basketball.
Scoring was lead by Katie Slowik with 18, Erica Manka with 14, Ellie Asbach and Anna Schilling both with 8, Kaitlyn Paulsen and Emma Reynolds adding 2 each. The Hornets kept the lead from the 1st half and continued to build on it. The girls had a 16 point lead at one time, but they struggled at times with Katelyn Nelson and Katelyn Morrison making good offensive runs to to keep the game within reach. Ellie Asbach met the goal pulling down 10 rebounds, Anna Schilling had an individual season high of 7, Katie Slowik grabbed 6, Erica Manka had 5, Kaitlyn Paulsen, Emma Reynolds, and Roxanne Russell each had 3. Ellie Asbach lead assists with 5 followed by Katie Slowik with 3. The Hornets reduced their turnovers from their previous game, committing 16 in this one.
Coach Michelle Kincaid adds: “I was pleased we put 50+ points on the scoreboard tonight, but looking at the shot chart, we had high percentage shots in the paint that we simply didn’t finish on. Those shots have to be made consistently to help us win games. The girls need to take ownership for getting those shots off quicker, being stronger around the bucket, and putting the ball through the rim. We did better on rebounding the ball, but I am still not satisfied with these numbers. I know some of the girls have it in them to get closer to 10 boards a game, which will help us increase our offensive scoring opportunities. All the girls had good minutes, which is important because we are so young and all the girls need quality floor time to continue to improve. ”