Hawk girls improve to 4-0 with 76-17 rout

JEFFERSON — The South Hamilton girls continued their strong early season play here Tuesday night, rolling past Greene County in their Heart of Iowa Conference opener, 76-17.

The Hawks (4-0 overall, 1-0 in league) opened up a 23-6 lead and never looked back, holding the Rams (0-4, 0-1) to just 10 total points in the first half.

Hallee Feaker led five starters in double figures with 19 points, adding eight rebounds, five steals and two assists. She knocked down three 3-pointers and was 7-for-13 from the field.

“I thought our girls did a great job of getting off to a fast start and never looking back,” South Hamilton head coach Mark Henderson said. “We wanted to put a lot of pressure on their guards to try to turn them over and get transition buckets, and we did just that. When we were forced to run our half-court offense I thought we did an excellent job of moving the ball against the zone until we got good open looks.

“We also worked very hard on the offensive glass, which was good to see against a team with much more height than us.”

Tanna Thompson added 14 points, Makena Galetich 13 and Kailyn Northrop 12. Ashlyn Erickson was the fifth player in double figures, scoring 11.

Erickson and Galetich each had seven rebounds, with Galetich adding seven steals and three assists. Thompson dished out five assists with three steals, while Northrop had two steals and two assists.

“We had awesome scoring distribution among our starters with five girls in double figures. I think that shows the unselfishness of this team,” Henderson said. “We have plenty of different girls who are capable of putting up points which really makes our team hard to guard.

“I was also pleased to see us keep both our fouls and our turnovers low this game. We play aggressive defense and have had some issues with fouls this year, so that was a good sign of improvement.”

As a team, the Hawks had 19 steals and 15 assists on 30 made field goals. They were 8-for-21 from the 3-point line.

South Hamilton heads to Fort Dodge on Thursday night to face St. Edmond before returning to league play on Friday at home vs. Saydel.


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