The Tigers varsity jumped out quickly to take the lead and held a comfortable 37-18 advantage at half time.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Herald
The Night Hawks played them even in the second half but the first half deficit was too much to overcome. Abbie Kludt came out alive in the second half after failing to score in the first. She ended up with nine points and most of her leading rebound total was in the second half. Molly Holt led in scoring for the Night Hawks with 13.
Jenna Ehlis paced the Tigers in scoring with 16 and Page Ehlis added 11. I had 5-foot 4-inch Elizabeth Kaufman with a leading 10 rebounds for a Tiger team that has no shortage of height. New England played well and had good night shooting and playing defense.
They looked better than their 2-4 record would indicate.
Even though the Night Hawks girls lost the varsity game 58-39, they can take some consolation in that both the Night Hawk C team and junior varsity (JV) team won their games. In a defensive struggle the C team Night Hawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first quarter and never trailed in the game. They put the game away in the final stanza by outscoring the Tigers 9-2 for a 26-12 win. The Night Hawks had balanced scoring with Ebony Musonda leading the way with nine points including one 3-pointer.
The JV game brought the fans alive as it was a back and forth battle with the Night Hawks surviving a last second Tiger shot to pull out a 33-31 victory. New England held a 10-9 lead after the first quarter and the game was tied at half 19 all. Brianna Sanford had a monster game for the Night Hawks with 14 points and along with Anna Kludt led the team in rebounds.