Raiders fall to White Bear Lake, 75-50There were some positives that the Hastings girls basketball team could take away from Friday’s 75-50 loss to White Bear Lake. For starters, the simple fact that Hastings hit 50 points against a strong defensive team like the Bears was a good sign.
By: Chad Richardson, The Hastings Star-Gazette
There were some positives that the Hastings girls basketball team could take away from Friday’s 75-50 loss to White Bear Lake. For starters, the simple fact that Hastings hit 50 points against a strong defensive team like the Bears was a good sign.
Second, 30 of those points came in a very good second half for the Raiders.
Third, the team committed just six turnovers in that second half.
“I thought the girls played hard,” coach Mike Harp said. “They played really well, especially in the second half. I was impressed with us being able to get 50 points. White Bear Lake’s defense is outstanding. They usually hold teams under 50.”
Hastings had 11 different players score in the game.
“We were moving and being aggressive and getting to the basket,” Harp said. “That’s what we’ve been trying to do all year. We’re continuing to improve with what we want to do. If we can start limiting our turnovers, I think we’ll be in good shape.”
The Raiders were led in scoring by Jill Weinzettel, who had 9 points. Also scoring were: Morgan Tjomsland, 2; Hanah Martin, 7; Sabrina Astar, 6; Hanna Norman, 6; Lexie Harp, 6; Nicole Hollar, 3; Jordan Marshall, 2; Lauren Thomas, 5; Becky Church, 2; and Ashley Bayne, 2.
Hastings is 2-13 on the season.
Hastings lost to Stillwater on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 76-37.
“We couldn’t handle their inside game,” Harp said. “They were beating us inside and getting a lot of easy baskets. Our help defense wasn’t very good against them. That was a big key to their victory.”
Norman led the Hastings effort offensively with 13 points. Also scoring were: Tjomsland, 2; Kelsey Nelson, 2; Harp, 4; Hollar, 2; Marshall, 2; Thomas, 6; Weinzettel, 4; Bayne, 2.
Hastings lost to Woodbury on Tuesday night, 57-41.
Nelson led Hastings with 9 points. Marshall had 8 and Norman had 7. Also scoring were: Tjomsland, 3; Harp, 5; Hollar, 2; Thomas, 2; Weinzettel, 5.
Hastings lost to Prescott on Monday night in a non-conference game, 59-33.