Class 2A Girls Regional Basketball From Saturday February 15

Mon 2-17-2014

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn let Alta-Aurelia hang around for a half, but the Hawks picked up the intensity in the second half en route to a 70-44 win over the Warriors in Girls Class 2A Regional Basketball on Saturday night.  H-M-S led 14-7 after one, and 29-18 at halftime.  In the third quarter, Alta-Auerlia made a run and cut the lead to 29-23, but H-M-S quickly extend the lead back to double digits and led 53-33 after three.  The Hawks’ pressure defense helped force 30 Warrior turnovers in the contest compared to just 10 for H-M-S.

Freshman Kenna Rieck led all scorers with 23 for the Hawks.  Jaylin Rieck had 14 while Amber Buren came off the bench for 10.  Erica Thorn had three steals for H-M-S, who is 14-8 and travels to Pocahontas Area on Tuesday for a second round matchup with the Indians.  Pocahontas Area is 19-3 and ranked 13th.  The contest can be heard on Q102.  Micah Barnes paced the Warriors with 20 points. The Warriors finish at 3-18.

Other Class 2A Region 1 Scores:

North Union 55
Sibley Ocheyedan 40

Rock Valley 46
Sioux Central 44

West Lyon 42
Boyden Hull 23

Class 2A Region 2 Scores:

Grundy Center 47

North Tama 63
Gladbrook Reinbeck 47

Belmond Klemme 45
Eagle Grove 40

Clarion Goldfield 72
West Hancock 65