Detrick, Fisher combine for 25 points; SH girls beat B-K to end 7-game skid

JEWELL – A month’s worth of frustrations and disappointments have finally disappeared from the locker room of the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team.

Thank you, Belmond-Klemme.

Facing an inexperienced Broncos team comprised of all freshmen and sophomores, the Hawks jumped ahead early and never pulled off the accelerator in a 45-25 victory on Coach Jim Marsh Court Saturday evening.

It was the first win for South Hamilton (2-11) since a 48-36 victory over Colfax-Mingo on Dec. 7, and ended a seven-game skid.

“The girls were just determined to go out and get one,” South Hamilton head coach Kathi Fisher said. “We knew this was one where we had the potential to win … the girls played hard, but they still played relaxed at the same time.”

The Hawks committed just 12 turnovers and received scoring contributions from seven players.

Guards Mattea Detrick and Kaitlin Fisher led the assault with 14 and 11 points, respectively. They combined for seven of the Hawks’ 15 steals; Fisher collected seven rebounds and Detrick also dished out four assists.

Sarah Rudy added nine points. Ella Jans finished with four points, nine boards and six assists.

Freshman Mackenzie Tenold buried three 3-pointers and scored 16 points for Belmond-Klemme (1-12).

Hawks fall to Saydel

DES MOINES – South Hamilton fell to 1-10 in the Heart of Iowa Conference Friday night following a 62-40 loss to Saydel.

The Eagles (7-8, 5-6 HOIC) outscored the Hawks 17-8 in the third quarter to turn a six-point lead into a 15-point cushion, and they were never threatened again.

Rudy tossed in nine points, and Detrick and Savana Stangeland both had eight for South Hamilton in the loss. Carly Swenson chipped in seven points.

Hayley Jensen (12), Cassie Chubb (12) and Annika Hofbauer (10) all scored in double figures for Saydel.

The Eagles owned a 28-10 advantage in free throw attempts.