Hawks one and done after loss to Ogden

Friest scores nine points, Woodall and Balderas eight each

South Hamilton senior forward Sydney Friest (35) eyes the bucket in transition over Ogden’s Meredith Adreon during Saturday’s Class 2A Region 7 first round game in Ogden. Photo/Angela Hewitt

OGDEN — Big and physical, Ogden out-muscled South Hamilton and advanced in a Class 2A Region 7 first round girls basketball game here Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (14-8) out-rebounded South Hamilton (7-14) 43-34 and collected 18 offensive rebounds to help offset a difficult shooting night en route to a 46-37 victory.

“Ogden’s physicality beat us,” South Hamilton head coach Mark Henderson said. “They have some big post players who were able to do damage inside against us. We gave up too many offensive rebounds and second-chance points, and that cost us the game.”

Neither team cracked 30 percent shooting and they combined to make just 2 of 22 3-point baskets.

Gabby Ross inflicted the most punishment, as she led Ogden and all scorers with 20 points. The Hawks received a team-high nine points from Sydney Friest, while Rylee Woodall and Aneesa Balderas added eight each. Breanne Diersen netted six in the loss to go along with five rebounds. Younger sister Hailey Diersen pulled down eight boards.

South Hamilton freshman Caleigh Hewitt (41) attempts to put up a shot over the outstretched arms of Ogden defenders Allea Klauenberg (52) and Meredith Adreon (14) on Saturday. Photo/Angela Hewitt

Ogden jumped out to a 15-8 lead after one quarter and led 25-18 at the half.

South Hamilton closed to within three points with two minutes remaining, but Ogden was able to put the game away at the free throw line. The Bulldogs went 8 of 15 at the stripe in the fourth and outscored the Hawks 16-7 on the night.

“We had our chances down the stretch,” Henderson said. “I’m sad to see the season end, but the girls fought hard and they have no reason to hang their heads.”

Ogden advanced to Tuesday’s regional quarterfinal round against seventh-ranked Dike-New Hartford in Dike.

Class 2A Region 7 First Round

Saturday at Ogden

Ogden 46, South Hamilton 37

South Hamilton (7-14) — Rylee Woodall 3 2-6 8, Emma Lewis 0 0-2 0, Breanne Diersen 2 0-0 6, Brookelyn George 0 0-0 0, Aneesa Balderas 3 2-3 8, Brenna Barquist 0 0-0 0, Hailey Diersen 0 2-2 2, Sydney Friest 4 1-2 9, Caleigh Hewitt 2 0-0 4. Totals: 14 7-15 37.

Ogden (14-8) — Abbi Lentz 0 2-2 2, Meredith Adreon 0 4-4 4, Denali Loecker 1 2-2 4, Faith Mohr 0 2-3 2, Abby Langel 2 1-4 5, Gabby Ross 8 4-6 20, Joelle Consier 1 0-0 2, Allea Klauenberg 3 1-4 7. Totals: 15 16-25 46.

S. Hamilton 8 10 7 12 — 37

Ogden 15 10 9 12 — 46

3-point field goals — SH 2 (B. Diersen). Rebounds — SH 34 (H. Diersen 8, B. Diersen 5). Steals — SH 3 (Friest 2). Assists — SH 5 (Woodall 2, Friest 2). Turnovers — SH 17. Team fouls — SH 17, OG 16. Fouled out — none.

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