Freland torches SH girls to lead PCM to win

Frigid from field, Hawks drop fifth consecutive contest

Breanne Diersen (facing) puts up a short jumper from the lane against PCM on Friday. DFJ photo/Tracy Runneberg

JEWELL — Too much Regan Freland and too many swings and misses from the perimeter sent the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team to its fifth consecutive loss Friday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court.

Freland, Prairie City-Monroe’s all-conference guard, splashed in five 3-pointers and ripped off 25 points to spring the Mustangs for a 47-34 victory.

“She was the best player on the floor and we left her open way too many times,” South Hamilton head coach Mark Henderson said.

South Hamilton (3-9, 2-5 HOIC) might have been able to withstand Freland’s output had it been able to knock down shots, but the Hawks connected on just 3 of 27 3-point attempts (11 percent).

South Hamilton’s top four scorers entering the game — Sydney Friest, Rylee Woodall, Emma Lewis and Aneesa Balderas — combined to shoot 5 of 36 from the floor.

South Hamilton forward Sydney Friest (34) is surrounded as she takes a shot against PCM on Friday in Jewell. DFJ photo/Tracy Runneberg

“I thought we were getting good looks at the basket, but we couldn’t get an outside shot to drop,” Henderson said.

Breanne Diersen scored 10 points and led a third-quarter surge that got the Hawks within five points. Balderas finished with six, while Woodall and Lewis and four each.

PCM (4-6, 3-4 HOIC) jumped out to a 13-4 lead after one quarter. Sierra Foster added five points in her team’s win.

South Hamilton will be back at home Friday night to take on 11th-ranked (Class 3A) Roland-Story at 6 p.m.

PCM 47, South Hamilton 34

Friday at Jewell

PCM (4-6, 3-4 HOIC) — Sierra Foster 1 3-4 5, Cameron Wignall 1 1-4 4, Emma George 1 0-0 3, Lilli Baird 1 0-0 2, Morgan DeHaai 1 0-0 2, Regan Freland 7 6-8 25, Kate McCarthy 0 2-4 2, Mackenzie Bussan 0 4-6 4. Totals: 12 16-26 47.

South Hamilton (3-9, 2-5 HOIC) — Rylee Woodall 1 2-2 4, Emma Lewis 1 1-2 4, Breanne Diersen 5 0-0 10, Brookelyn George 1 0-0 2, Aneesa Balderas 2 0-0 6, Hailey Diersen 1 2-2 4, Sydney Friest 1 0-0 2, Caleigh Hewitt 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13 5-6 34.

PCM 13 11 7 16 — 47

S. Hamilton 4 7 12 11 — 34

3-point field goals — PCM 7 (Freland 5, E. George, Wignall); SH 3 (Balderas 2, Lewis). Rebounds — SH 38 (B. Diersen 9, Lewis 6). Steals — SH 4 (B. Diersen 2). Assists — SH 10 (Lewis 3). Turnovers — SH 16. Team fouls — PCM 11, SH 18. Fouled out — SH: H. Diersen.

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