A pair of West Central Conference South wins sandwiched around a non-conference loss to Windom puts the Montevideo girls basketball team's record at 12-8 with three games remaining in the regular season.
The Thunder Hawks will host WCC South leader BOLD in the final home game of the regular season today (Thursday). They will play at Morris Friday and at Minnewaska Tuesday.
Montevideo 56, ACGC 49
Junior guard Chelsey Hass scored all of her career-high 16 points in the second half to lift the Thunder Hawks to a 56-49 West Central Conference South win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City here Friday.
Hass, a junior guard, made 10 of 13 free throws to keep the Falcons at bay in the second half, after Montevideo led by just 25-24 at halftime.
Ashley Hoehne led Montevideo in scoring with 18 points.
Windom 54, Monte 49
Windom Area handed Montevideo a 54-49 non-conference loss Saturday in the teams' annual meeting at Southwest State University.
The Thunder Hawks got 17 points from Ashley Hoehne and 11 from Tia Diggins.
Monte 50, LqP Valley 35
After a see-saw first half, the Thunder Hawks pulled away for a 50-35 home win over Lac qui Parle Valley Tuesday, giving the T-Hawks a sweep of the two-games series this season.
The lead changed hands seven times in the first half. Ashley Hoehne scored 13 points as the Thunder Hawks led 20-19 at halftime.
Montevideo opened up some breathing room early in the second half, going on a 9-2 run. Tori Kuhlmann and Natalie Feldhake opened the scoring for the T-Hawks. Following a basket by the Eagles' Mackenzie Clark, Feldhake made a free throw, Tia Diggins hit two foul shots and a driving layup for a 29-21 Montevideo lead.
The Eagles would never get closer than seven points the rest of the way and Montevideo led by as much as 18 points.
Montevideo had an excellent night at the free-throw line, going 22-for-29.
Hoehne finished with 24 points and Diggins added 11. Kaitlin Connor paced the Eagles with 11 points.
For more on this story and others subscribe or pick up a copy of the Montevideo American-News.