HLP Basketball Splits With HMS (1)

Tue 1-27-2015 []

Girls Recap:
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn’s girls remain perfect in 2015 as the Hawks beat Harris-Lake Park 53-22 on Tuesday night in Hartley.  HMS’s half court defense propelled them to the win.  They led 12-2 after one, 23-5 at halftime, and 41-12 after three quarters.  Jaylin Rieck led all scorers for the Hawks with 14 points.  She had a trio of three pointers.  Regan Shockley added 12 as HMS is now 14-2.  They play a non-conference game at Boyden-Hull on Thursday.  Katherin Ihnen led the Wolves with 11.  HLP is 5-11 and hosts Hinton on Friday.
Boys Recap:
Harris-Lake Park edged Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 81-79 in a thrilling double overtime contest in Hartley on Tuesday night.  The game was close the whole way.  After an early 7 point HLP lead, HMS came back to tie things at 10 after one quarter.  HLP took a 31-29 lead into halftime.  The Hawks went on a 10-0 and held HLP to just 7 in the third quarter to lead 44-38 going into the fourth quarter.  HLP responded though and had a slim lead before HMS tied things up at 59 to force overtime.  In the first overtime, HLP was up by three and had a chance to take a four point lead with a free throw.  Brady Van Iperen made the free throw but saw the point erased after the official said he stepped over the line.  Blake Simons then hit a three pointer at the buzzer to force a second overtime, tied at 65.  Van Iperen led all scores for HLP with 28.  Jordan Kyle had 21 points.  Dahlton Burdorf chipped in 10 as HLP improves to 8-7.  The Wolves host Hinton on Friday.  Blake Simpons had 27 for HMS.  Jordan Japenga drained 7 three pointers en route to a 25 point performance.  Daniel Heitritter added 13 for the Hawks who are 9-6.  They are at Boyden-Hull on Thursday.