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Lady Hawks drop two more games, now 2-10

Lady Hawks drop two more games, now 2-10

 

By Matt Harris

 

01-17-2019

 

MT. PLEASANT—North Sanpete girls’ hoops suffered their tenth loss of the season in only 12 games last week.

            The Lady Hawks let the second and third quarter get away against a top-tier squad from South Sevier and lost 44-30. Subsequently, they were flattened by Emery, the top 3A team in Utah, by a score of 57-26. Emery led North Sanpete, 20-2, after the first quarter.

            North Sanpete was suffocated by the undefeated Lady Spartans from the gun as Emery forced a plethora of turnovers. After the Lady Hawks answered Emery’s first point with a two points of their own, they couldn’t do much else.

            The game was decided early on and Emery let off the gas and maintained their lead until the end, building it to 30 points. North Sanpete made some noise in the second quarter with a 6-0 run to make the first half manageable, but got no closer.

            “I’m not particularly worried about what Emery did,” Head Coach Taylor Christensen said. “My job is to coach my girls to beat the five players on the floor. The second quarter, we held them to four points because my girls played great defense. They forced several turnovers and shut down their scorers for the quarter. Being down two starters in Linzy Flinders and Graciee Christiansen, I just wanted my girls to go play hard and be aggressive, and that’s what they did. “

            Even in the blowout, senior Aubree Ison finished with 10 points after netting 16 against South Sevier.

            The Lady Hawks take on Richfield this week and will be hosting what promises to be a great matchup with rival Manti this Thursday at 7pm.