The Lakota East girls basketball team hosted Oak Hills Wednesday evening Jan. 30th at the Hawks Nest.
It would be a back and forth affair all night long. Oak Hills was up by 4 late in the second half but the Hawks would fight back and tie up the game with some help from 2 steals and buckets by Jordan Stanley to keep the Hawks in it. Oak Hills would continue to knock down some tough shots. East had a chance to tie it at the end of regulation with 6 seconds left but they could not convert. The final score was 56-54 Oak Hills. Jordan Stanley had another outstanding night scoring 22 points. Megan Hatfield and Maddy Bley both chipped in 7 points. Jessica Motley had 6 points and 11 rebounds.
Saturday afternoon the Thunderhawks took on Hamilton on the road and were looking for revenge.
It was a back and forth game most of the way through the first half. The Hawks played a great, balanced game by getting out in transition for some easy buckets and also shooting the 3. They shot 40% from 3. They won the rebounding battle 40-26, but the one thing they lacked was stopping CiCi Riggins. She scored 26 of Hamilton’s 65 points. East was so close to getting its revenge on Hamilton but fell just short as the final was 65-60. Jordan Stanley had another great afternoon scoring 22 points and grabbing 5 boards. Maddy Bley had 8 points and 7 rebounds. Lily Rupp led the team in assists with 5.
Lakota East’s record drops to 8-12 on the season and 5-9 in the GMC as the regular season winds down this week… East will look to bounce back on senior night against Sycamore Wednesday for its final home game of the year.
Lakota East secured the #18 seed in the upcoming Sectional at Sycamore HS. They will play the winner of the Mercy/McAuley vs. Hamilton contest on Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 6:00 pm at Sycamore.