Red Wing slips past HastingsThe Hastings girls basketball team slipped to 1-7 on the season Tuesday night with a close 60-55 loss at home to Red Wing.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The Hastings girls basketball team slipped to 1-7 on the season Tuesday night with a close 60-55 loss at home to Red Wing.
The Raiders got a season-high 16 points from Lexie Harp, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Wingers, who were led by Marisa Toivonen, who scored 27 points.
The Raiders hope to add a mark in the win column with another non-conference game Thursday night. Hastings travels to New Life Academy for a 7 p.m. game. Hastings is then off until Jan. 3, when they travel to Park for a 7:15 p.m. game.
Also scoring for Hastings were: Morgan Tjomsland, 4; Sabrina Astar, 8; Hanna Norman, 8; Kelsey Nelson, 3; Nicole Hollar, 1; Jordan Marshall, 6; Lauren Thomas, 6; and Jill Weinzettel, 3.
Vs Mounds View
Hastings lost to Mounds View on Friday, 69-28. The Mustangs are unbeaten in league play at 3-0.
“They’re an excellent basketball team,” coach Mike Harp said. “They’re big. They’re quick. They’re physical. That’s as good a team as we’ll see this year.”
The game was close through much of the first half.
“We played with them for the first 12 minutes or so,” Harp said. “We were right there with them. We did a lot of nice things. We were moving the ball and we were getting good shots, but we still have to find a way to score. We’re just not knocking shots down.”
Late in the first half and early in the second half, Mounds View went on runs to pull away.
“There seems to be a two- or three-minute stretch in each half where we can’t score,” Harp said. “When we can’t score, that seems to affect the rest of our game. We have to find a way to change that. We can’t have those big momentum swings.”
Harp said Jordan Marshall came up big inside for the Raiders with eight rebounds. Jill Weinzettel had five big points and Sabrina Astar “held her own with the big kids down low,” Harp said.
Hanah Martin led Hastings in scoring with 6 points. Also scoring were: Astar, 1; Hanna Norman, 4; Lexie Harp, 3; Nicole Hollar, 1; Marshall, 2; Lauren Thomas, 3; Becky Church, 1; Weinzettel, 5; Ashley Bayne, 2.
Hastings lost to Roseville on Dec. 13, 64-26.
Shooting again plagued the Raiders, who had stretches of 0-12 and 0-13 from the field.
“They were super, super quick,” Harp said. “We were turning the ball over and we couldn’t make shots. We’re getting great shots. We’re just not converting. That’s something they have to fix.”
Norman led Hastings in scoring with 8 points. Harp had 6, Hollar had 3, Thomas had 3, Weinzettel had 2 and Bayne had 4.