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H-SA demolishes McIntosh Lady Tigers

Posted 2/11/13 (Mon)

By Wendy Thorstenson
Five players hit double digits as Herreid-Selby Area crushed McIntosh, 81-36, at Selby on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Lady Wolverines raced ahead 14-2 in the first quarter before leading 18-7 at the quarter stop and continued to increase their lead throughout the game which improves their season record to 17-1.
“The McIntosh game was an all around team effort,” said Coach Dean Schwartz. “We had five girls in double figures with Kelsey Quaschnick leading all scorers with 19. She needed a confidence builder. She came off the bench and was on fire.”
The Lady Wolverines outscored the Lady Tigers 26 to six in the second quarter fueled by 14 Quaschnick points. The third quarter was more of the same with seven H-SA players adding 23 points to the score while holding McIntosh to nine for a score of 67-22. Both teams had 14 points in the final quarter.
“We did not do much wrong in that game,” Coach Schwartz said. “Anytime you shoot 58 percent from the field, 69 percent from the line, and 29 percent beyond the arc, your chances of winning are good. We also had 17 assists and 16 steals. McIntosh only had four losses coming into the game to Faith, Newell, and two losses to Timber Lake. They were all pretty close games.”
Grabbing the team’s 33 rebounds were Haylee Biel, eight, Taylor Madden, seven, Shauni Schwartz, six, Kendra Thorstenson, four, Quaschnick, three, Abbey Fjeldheim and Jana Thorstenson, two apiece, and McKenzie Frank, one.
Dishing out assists were Biel, four, Schwartz and K. Thorstenson, three apiece, and Fjeldheim and Frank, two each.
Making steals were Fjeldheim, four, K. Thorstenson and Biel, three each, and Schwartz and Frank, two apiece. H-SA kept the turnovers to eight and made 12 fouls. McIntosh had 15 fouls.
“Everything was clicking for us, said Coach Schwartz. “It was one of those no pressure games and the girls just went out and played basketball. We have one week before post season starts, so we need to be at the top of our game.”
    FG    FT    TP
Biel    4    1/2    9
Fjeldheim    4    2/5    10
Frank    1    2/2    4
Madden    2/1        7
Quaschnick    5/3        19
Schwartz    5    2/3    12
J. Thorstenson    4    2/2    10
K. Thorstenson    4    2/2    10
Wolverines    29/4    11/16    81
Tigers    11/2    8/12    36


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