HAMPTON – In two games the Hampton Hawk girls’ basketball team has been very offensive minded.
The defense hasn’t played too shabby either.
On Saturday afternoon the McCool Junction Mustangs hung with the Hawks for about the first four minutes, then Hampton hit warp drive and it was all over to the tune of 71-25 in Crossroads Conference action.
For the second night in a row the Hawks were led by 5-5 senior guard Teya Mason who scored 25 points and led four Hawks in double figures.
Hampton got 12 points each from Kalynn Dahlke and Brittany Dose and 11 from Hannah Carlson.
Mason added five rebounds, three steals and two assists to her afternoon of work, while Dahlke had eight rebounds, five steals and four assists.
Leading the team in rebounding was Hannah Bamesberger with nine. Dose led Hampton with five assists.
The Mustangs were paced by Brooklyn Swantek with eight points, while Tyra Johnson added seven.
The McCool girls struggled from the field hitting only nine of 52 shots and 3-6 at the charity stripe. McCool Junction was charted with 42 rebounds to 44 for the Hawks. Swantek led the way on the boards with 11, while Valerie Hess chipped in with nine.
“We improved from Thursday to today,” said Mustang head coach Jarrod Weiss. “We handled their pressure at times, we got into trouble when we got tired. I thought Valerie Hess did a nice job on the boards.”
The Mustangs turned the ball over 28 times against the Hampton press.
McCool Junction (0-2) plays at Giltner on Tuesday night, while the Hampton Hawks (2-0) travel to Osceola that evening.
McCool Junction (0-2)........................7 6 11 1- 25
Hampton (2-0) ........................17 17 23 14- 71