MT. PLEASANT–The Lady Hawks have entered a new word into their vocabulary: resilience.
North Sanpete girls’ basketball won in impressive fashion in their only game last week, taking down a visiting Delta team, 51-39, last Tuesday for their fourth win of the season and their first region win.
Junior Tylee Henrie was a force in the post, scoring 18 points, while senior Eryn Briggs did what she does best and scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers. Sophomore Jessica Applegarth had a big game as well, putting up 11 points for her first double-digit scoring game in a Hawk uniform.
North Sanpete got out to the lead first with a 10-7 first quarter advantage, but Delta’s defense killed them before halftime, and they entered the tunnel down, 19-15.
In the second half, Briggs nailed a 3 right out of the gate to set the tone for what would be a fun half of basketball. It was a cold few minutes after that shot as Delta hit a 3 a few minutes later for a 22-18 lead, but North Sanpete then went on an 11-0 run over the rest of the third quarter to go up on the Rabbits, 29-22, before Delta hit another 3 to end the quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the two teams traded baskets, and Delta stayed close, getting within two points near the 5:30 mark, when Coach Taylor Christensen called a timeout.
Out of the timeout, Henrie nabbed an offensive rebound and sank the putback shot with a foul for a 3-point play. This set off a 10-0 run by the Lady Hawks to effectively put away Delta, capped off by a wide-open 3 from Briggs, her third of the night.
The Lady Hawks stand at 4-11 on the season. They’ll be on the road on Tuesday to face Manti before taking a trip up north to face off against Union next Thursday.