Lady Hawks still searching for first win

Thursday, January 11, 2018

REMSEN/PAULLINA — With back-to-back games on Thursday, Jan. 4, and Friday, Jan. 5, the Remsen St. Mary’s girls basketball team was hoping to score their first win of the season. Unfortunately, the team will have to keep searching for a win after dropping both matchups.

RSM saw their scoring numbers continue on an upward trend after bottoming out before the break, but it still wasn’t enough to stay close with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Thursday as the RSM fell 62-34.

“We are showing improvements in some areas of our game,” RSM Head Coach Scott Willman said. “We competed, put a focus more on defense, identified getting back and not giving up a lot of layups, and cut down turnovers. We did foul too much, putting them to the line 32 times.”

The team reached double digits in each of the final three quarters, but faced an early deficit and were still outscored each frame.

Sydney Schorg hit a pair of 3-pointers as she led the team with eight points. She also pulled down five rebounds. Brittany Johnson added seven points and four boards while Ashley Willman led the team with six rebounds while scoring five.

The team took a step back in scoring on Friday as the team was held scoreless in the first quarter, falling behind 23-0 after one before losing 62-18 to South O’Brien.

“We had a season low turnovers with 23, but didn’t handle their press early,” Willman said.

The team saw balanced scoring with the six scorers having between two and four points.

Schorg led the team with four points on the night.

Lexi Harpenau, Tori Galles and Kelsey Behrens each hit a 3-pointer to end with three points.

3-point shooting was an area of strength as the team went 3-of-11 from beyond the arc, better than the 4-of-31 showing from closer range. While the shots weren’t falling Willman was happy with getting a large number of looks.

“What we did well is get a lot of shots, especially two-pointers and kept going at it,” Willman said.

Emma Galles finished with three points with a field goal and free throw while Ashley Willman rounded out the scoring with a basket made.

The Hawks host Hinton on Tuesday, Jan. 9, before embarking on a six-game road trip that won’t have the team playing in Remsen again until Jan. 30.

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