The Colman-Egan girl’s basketball team entered the week on a five game losing streak. The streak would continue after losing to Deubrook on Thursday and dropping a close one to Bridgewater-Emery on Saturday.
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The Hawks scored first but the hot handed Dolphins of Deubrook shot lights out all game, sending Colman-Egan to their sixth straight loss Thursday night in Colman.
Senior, Paityn Groos made the game’s first basket early in the first quarter but the Dolphins went on a 16-0 run over the next five minutes before Baylee Groos finally put an end to it with her two point basket. The run was due in large part to a tight full-court press defense the Dolphins were playing - forcing a lot of steals and short possessions for the Hawks. Deubrook took a 16-4 lead into the second quarter.
The beginning of the second quarter looked a lot like the first quarter. Deubrook went on a big run early and kept the pressure on the Hawks defensively. The Dolphins outscored the Hawks 22-6 in the second quarter to take a 38-10 halftime lead. The Dolphins shot 52% (14-27) in the half compared to the Hawks 16% (3-19).
Colman-Egan started to find a bit of a rhythm offensively in the second half but they were unable to cool off the hot shooting Dolphins. The Hawks put up 11 points in both the third and fourth quarters but Deubrook was able to shoot 55% (13-22) in the half to increase their lead in each quarter to take the win 66-32.
Paityn Groos was CE’s top offensive performer with 13 points on 4-11 shooting. Burgin Groos added a team high seven rebounds to her six points on the night.
The loss drops the Hawks record to 1-7 overall and 0-4 in the Dakota Valley Conference (DVC), while Deubrook improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the DVC.
Deubrook 16 22 15 13 66
Col-Egan 4 6 11 11 32
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It was a tight game from start to finish but Bridgewater-Emery was able to find the hot hand late to take the six-point victory over the Hawks Saturday night.
Colman-Egan started the game playing pretty well. They used some good ball movement and found the open shot. The two teams took a 10-10 tie into the second quarter.
The second quarter was almost identical to the first; only, the Hawks were able to squeak out a one-point lead heading into the halftime break at, 20-19.
The two teams continued to battle it out through the third quarter. Any time one team would make a bucket, the other would respond with one of their own. Bridgewater-Emery used a big shot by Tiana Kayser to give them a one-point lead heading into the final quarter, 30-29.
The Hawks did everything they could in the final quarter to try and stop the B-E girls but they had found their stroke and were hitting shots they had been missing most of the game.
B-E outscored the Hawks by five in the final quarter to take six-point victory.
Tori Nelsen was the Lady Hawks leading scorer with 12 points while also adding three rebounds. Paityn Groos added 10 points for the Hawks, while Hailey Harms posted seven points, six steals and four rebounds for CEHS on Saturday.
The loss was CE’s seventh straight loss, dropping their record to 1-8. The Lady Hawks will look to end their losing skid when they take on Lake Preston tomorrow.