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H-BC girls' basketball improves to 8-2

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Brennen Rupp

The Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots girls’ basketball team improved to 8-1 with a pair of Red Rock Conference victories.
The Patriots opened the week with a 62-25 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda in Okabena on Thursday, Feb. 18.
H-BC then topped Adrian/Ellsworth 50-33 in Adrian on Saturday, Feb. 20.
H-BC 62, HLOF 25
The Patriots outscored HLOF 27-13 in the first half. In the second half H-BC blew the doors off, outscoring HLOF 35-12 to run away from their Red Rock Conference foe 62-25.
Sam Moser recorded a double-double for the Patriots with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Lanae Elbers scored 11 points and recorded five steals.
Annie Bos reached double figures with 10 points.
Abby Knobloch scored nine points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
H-BC 50, A/E 33
The Patriots used a strong first half on Saturday to slay the Dragons 50-33.
H-BC opened the game by scoring the first four points of the game. The Dragons responded by scoring the next four points to tie the game at 4-4.
A Layla Deelstra three-pointer put the Patriots up 7-4.
Following a Dragons basket to cut H-BC’s lead to 7-6, the Patriots went on a 10-0 run to build a 17-6 lead.
The Dragons sank a free-throw to make it a 17-7 game, but the Patriots followed with a 13-0 run to build the lead to 30-7.
At the half the Patriots led the Dragons 34-11.
In the second half the Dragons outscored the Patriots 22-11, but the 23-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome.
Taryn Rauk led the Patriots with 14 points. Rauk also grabbed eight rebounds and recorded four steals.
Deelstra scored 13 points and recorded six steals.
Bos scored 12 points and recorded four steals.
The Patriots will be back on the hardwood Tuesday, Feb. 23, when they hit the road to take on Edgerton.
The Patriots defeated Edgerton in the first game of the season 78-47.

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