HVL Girls Varsity 48 – Lutheran High Westland 38
The Hawks pressure defense forced some early turnovers allowing them to jump out to a 16-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Baskets were traded in the second quarter with Lutheran High Westland trimming the Hawks lead to seven at the half, 25-18. That seven point lead was trimmed to one at the end of the third quarter 28-27. The Hawks got the offense going in the fourth quarter and made some key free throws, outscoring the opponent 20-11 in the quarter to earn the ten point victory. Emily Haines and Allie Prieskorn led the way for the Hawks with 12 points each. Haines added 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 steals. Prieskorn collected 6 rebounds. Dana LeFevre had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Chloe Wellday poured in 7 points to go along with 4 rebounds. Sophie Doehrer filled the stat sheet with 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 6 steals, and Autumn Cramb added 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. The Hawks look to keep the momentum going on Monday night, travelling to Oakland Christian for a 7:00 p.m. matchup.
Lutheran High Westland 55 – HVL Boys Varsity 41
The Boys’ Varsity jumped on the guest early, racing out to a seven point lead at the end of the first quarter, 10 -3. The combination of cold offense and hot shooting by Lutheran High Westland saw the Hawks trail at the half, 19-11. The hot shooting for the visitors continued in the third quarter and the Hawks found themselves down 36-22. The were matched basket for basket in the fourth and couldn’t get any closer, falling 55-41. Jonathan Tosto led the Hawks with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 steals. Cameron Ohlsson had 12 points. Logan Schliewe scored 9 points and had 5 rebounds. Logan Kittle added 7 points and 4 steals. The Hawks look to rebound on Tuesday night, hosting Inter-City Baptist at 7:00 p.m. with the JV playing at 5:30 p.m.
HVL Girls JV 37 – Inter-City Baptist 26
Playing on back-to-back nights is never easy, especially short-handed and against a full-court press. The tired legs showed themselves in the first quarter as the Hawks trailed 8 to 5. The Hawks found their second wind and defensive intensity in the second quarter, outscoring their opponent 13 – 2 to take an eight point lead into the half, 18 to 10. The Hawk maintained that eight point lead at the end of the third quarter 26 to 18. A couple of timely baskets and free throws sealed the victory for the Hawks 37-26. Lilia Kasten led the way for the JV scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 steals. Madelynn Wellday and Annika Van Loton filled the stat sheet with Wellday having 9 points, 12 rebounds, 7 steals, and 4 blocks and Van Loton having 9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals. Naomi Foley added 3 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists. Alexis Schliewe, Alyssa Lemke, and Zoey Glasel each added 2 points with Schliewe collecting 10 rebounds and 4 steals. The win improved the JV Girls to 5-0 on the year. They travel to Oakland Christian on Monday to take on the Lancers at 5:30 p.m.