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Raider girls drop four more in busy basketball stretch
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Life is busy right now for the Hastings girls basketball team. The Raiders played games Thursday and Friday of last week and Monday and Tuesday of this week.


Unfortunately for Hastings, the Raiders weren’t able to get a win in any of those four.

Hastings lost to Prescott on Thursday, Feb. 6, 36-35. Hastings trailed at halftime, 25-15, before coming on strong in the second half to outscore the Cardinals, 20-11. It wasn’t enough, though, to beat the non-conference foe.

Krystal Carlson led Hastings in scoring with 17 points. Hanna Norman had 10.

Also scoring for Hastings were: Sam Schorzman, four; Kayla Denault, two; and Mackenzie Cadwell, two.

Vs Roseville

Hastings lost to Roseville on Friday, Feb. 7, 67-29.

Hastings trailed 35-16 at the half and was outscored 32-13 in the second half.

Scoring for Hastings were: Krystal Carlson, six; Lily Arvidson, two; Grace Daggett, 13; Hanna Norman, two; Teresa Childs, two; Brooke Beissel, three; and Kayla Denault, one.

Vs Simley

Hastings lost to Simley on Monday night, 68-38.

“They were a little too big, and a little too strong,” coach Tim Cerni said. “We couldn’t stop their inside game. The first half was close, but after that they realized they could go inside on us.”

Simley was led by its tallest player, Abby Kain, who had 26 points.

“We just couldn’t stop her,” Cerni said. “Their inside game was just too much for us.”

Hastings also had trouble with turnovers – the Raiders had more than 25 of them.

“We had trouble controlling the ball,” Cerni said. “We had the most turnovers we’ve had all year. That was a problem, too.”

Hanna Norman led Hastings in scoring with 13 points. Krystal Carlson had 10. Also scoring were: Lily Arvidson, two; Sam Schorzman, four; Grace Daggett, four; Kayla Denault, two; and Mackenzie Cadwell, three.

Vs Cretin-Derham Hall

Hastings lost to Cretin-Derham Hall on Tuesday night, 70-49.

Carlson led Hastings in scoring with 16 points.

“We see that she’s got some real, solid talent,” Cerni said. “With some more development, she’ll be a solid player for the next four years. We’re looking at a lot of younger kids coming in. There’s some kids that, if we get them early enough and work with them, they’ll be competitive. We’ll start being more competitive. That’s great to see.”

Schorzman had 10 points.

Also scoring were: Lily Arvidson, seven; Grace Daggett, three; Tori Blake, three; Hanna Norman, four; Brooke Beissel, four; and Kayla Denault, two.

Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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