Girls' basketball: West Central Area falls to Hancock
The West Central Area girls saw their losing streak extend to four straight as they struggled against Hancock on Friday, falling 65-40.
“This was a really tough loss,” said head coach Beth Hanson. “Hancock came out tough and their shots were falling.
“Overall, we just didn’t show up to play. After the first 10 minutes, our defense picked it up and played fairly consistently the rest of the game.
“We could not get any sort of offense going and we got beat on the boards,” she said. “We learn from this game and move on. All of these changes that need to be made are in our control.”
Abby VanKempen came in late in the game to spark the Knight offense, scoring nine points, while Holly VanKempen had eight points and 15 rebounds.
West Central Area hosted Browerville last night, Thursday, and will be at Battle Lake tomorrow, Saturday, at 2:30 p.m.
HANCOCK 65, WEST CENTRAL AREA 40
WEST CENTRAL AREA 19 21 — 40
HANCOCK 41 24 — 65
WEST CENTRAL AREA – Abby VanKempen 9, Kelsey Hammer 8, Kylee Fernholz 8, Holly VanKempen 8, Doranna Blascyk 6. Field goals 17-36, 3-pt 1-3, Free throws 7-16, Rebounds 27 (H. VanKempen 15, Christina Kruize 7, A. VanKempen 4).
HANCOCK – Courtney Greiner 24, Lexi Steege 15, Gabbi Nienahus 10, Sami Schmidgall 7, Serandon Bifgalke 6, Kassandra Algarate 3. Field goals 33-78, 3-pt 6-18, Free throws 5-8, Rebounds 30, Fouls 15.