Slow starts continued to plague the Montevideo girls basketball team as the Thunder Hawks lost non-conference home games to Sauk Centre and Dawson-Boyd the past week.


Slow starts continued to plague the Montevideo girls basketball team as the Thunder Hawks lost non-conference home games to Sauk Centre and Dawson-Boyd the past week.

Sauk Centre 69, Monte 60
Sauk Centre built a 26-point lead in the second half and turned back a late
Montevideo rally for a 69-60 win over the Thunder Hawks on Friday at Montevideo.

With Kendyl Anderson scoring her team’s first seven points, the T-Hawks took an early 7-3 lead. Dani Emkes gave what would be Montevideo’s last lead of the game when she put back an offensive rebound for an 11-10 lead.

Anderson finished with 18 points and Ashley
Hoehne 17 for the T-Hawks, while Jena Klap­hake had 12 points to lead the Mainstreeters’ balanced attack.

Scoring by halves
Sauk Centre  32 37  — 69
Montevideo  20 40 — 60
Monte — 24-53 FG; 7-14 FT; 19 rebounds; 17 fouls. Scoring: Kendyl Ander­son 18, Alyssa Doty 8, Ashley Hoehne 17, Tia Diggins 10, Kelsey Amborn 3, Catherine Haugen 2, Dani Emkes 2. Rebounds: Haugen 4, Amborn 3, Diggins 3, Emkes 3, Doty 3. Assists: Amborn 4, Hoehne 3. Steals: Diggins 4, Hoehne 3, Julia Longworth 3. 3-point FG: 5-16 (Anderson 3, Amborn 1, Diggins 1).

Dawson-Boyd 52, Monte 43
The visiting Blackjacks used a big advantage on the boards to score a 52-43 non-conference win over the Thunder?Hawks on Tues­day.

With Justine Lee and Mari Lee each scoring two baskets, the Blackjacks (3-3) took an early 11-2 lead.

Tia Diggins supplied most of Montevideo’s offense in the first half, scoring 11 of her team’s 17 points.

Montevideo quickly got back in the game in the second half. Diggins made a driving layup, Alyssa Doty made a basket, and Kendyl Anderson and Doty hit three-point shots to pull the T-Hawks within 29-27.

The Blackjacks responded with a basket by Justin Lee and two field goals by Mari Lee to stretch their lead back to eight points.

Montevideo got within 43-40 with 4:13 to play on two Ashley Hoehne free throws, but Dawson-Boyd made three of four foul shots in the final minute to seal the win.

Mari Lee had 17 points and Justine Lee 16 for the Blackjacks. Mari Lee and Sara Melom had 13 rebounds each to lead the Blackjacks to a 40-23 rebounding advantage.

Diggins had 19 points for the Thunder Hawks. Julia Longworth played well off the bench, scoring six points.

The T-Hawks will host Morris/Chokio-Alberta  today (Thursday) in their final game before the new year.

Scoring by halves
Dawson-Boyd 27 25  — 52
Montevideo  17 26 — 43
Monte — 14-53 FG; 12-19 FT; 23 rebounds; 18 fouls. Scoring: Kendyl Ander­son 3, Alyssa Doty 7, Ashley Hoehne 8, Tia Diggins 19, Julia Longworth 6. Rebounds: Hoehne 7, Diggins 4. Assists: Diggins 3. Steals: Diggins 3. 3-point FG: 3-24 (Anderson 1, Doty 1, Diggins 1).