Hawk girls end drought against Tigerhawks

JEWELL – Something had to give, and in the end Savana Stangeland decided she’d had enough of the losing.

Stangeland, a junior forward for the South Hamilton girls’ basketball team, knocked down her fourth and final field goal with just 30 seconds remaining to put the Hawks ahead to stay in their 37-35 victory over still-winless Colfax-Mingo Friday night on Coach Jim Marsh Court.

South Hamilton (1-4, 1-4 HOIC) earned its first victory by scoring the final five points after the Tigerhawks jumped ahead 35-32 with just over two minutes remaining.

Colfax-Mingo had a shot to send the game into overtime in the waning moments, but came up empty.

“It was a good win for us. We needed to generate some momentum with three games coming up next week,” South Hamilton head coach Kathi Fisher said.

Stangeland came up a rebound short of a double-double; she put up 14 points and nine boards. Kali Lucas joined her in double figures with 11 points to go along with three caroms, three steals and a pair of assists.

Kaitlin Fisher added four points, seven rebounds, four thefts and two assists. Kayla Lucas had a team-high five steals to go along with four points.

South Hamilton came up with 18 steals as a team and forced 30 turnovers.

McKenzie Cogley led Colfax-Mingo with 12 points.