The Montevideo girls basketball team found points hard to come by in losses to Dawson-Boyd and Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta the past week.
The Thunder Hawks, who are now 1-2 on the season and 1-1 in the West Central Conference South, have conference road games with Yellow Medicine East today (Thursday) Lac qui Parle Valley Friday. Montevideo will host Lakeview in a non-conference game Tuesday.
Dawson-Boyd 54, Montevideo 37
Dawson-Boyd scored 22 unanswered points in the first half to take a commanding lead and the Blackjacks went on to score a 54-37 non-conference win over Montevideo Thursday at Dawson.
After Tia Diggins' basket gave Montevideo a 5-4 lead, the Thunder Hawks went about 12 minutes without scoring as the Blackjacks opened up a 26-5 advantage.
The closest Montevideo would get in the second half was at 36-22 on Natalie Feldhake's basket with 9:32 to play.
Sophomore guard Justine Lee had an excellent all-around game for the Blackjacks with 12 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Mari Lee led all scorers with 16 points.
Ashley Hoehne had 11 points and Feldhake 10 for Montevideo.
Morris/CA 52, Monte 38
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta turned back a second-half Montevideo rally to defeat the Thunder Hawks 52-38 here Tuesday.
With the score tied at 12-all, the Tigers closed the first half on a 26-5 run, despite losing one of their top players, Katie Holzheimer to an injury.
The T-Hawks trailed 38-23 midway through the second half before staging a rally.
Ashley Hoehne scored on an assist from Tia Diggins, and Jesse Janisch made a steal and layup. Following a Tigers basket, Hoehne scored seven straight points, converting a three-point play, making two free throws and hitting a 15-foot jumper to pull her team within 40-34 with 5:35 to play, but the Tigers pulled away down the stretch.
Hoehne had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, plus five steals.
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