Hinton senior Britni Freed was named Player of the Week by the Iowa Network Services on December 17.
Freed averaged 21.5 points and just over eight rebounds and four steals in two victories for the Blackhawks, who remain perfect at 6-0.
In a win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Friday, Dec. 12, Freed poured in 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out three assists and had five steals as the Blackhawks grabbed a 71-40 War Eagle Conference win on the road.
Coach Joel Small's squad jumped into the rankings at No. 15 in Class 2A as the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released its fourth poll of the season on Thursday.
Hinton is back in action Friday night as the Blackhawks host Sergeant Bluff-Luton in a key league contest.