Senior Sadie McGee dropped in four points Tuesday night in South Winn’s narrow loss to Kee. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Senior Sadie McGee dropped in four points Tuesday night in South Winn’s narrow loss to Kee. (Photo by Becky Walz)

On the road, the South Winn girls’ basketball team (5-6, 4-5 UIC) dropped another close battle to the Kee Hawks (11-2, 8-1 UIC) Tuesday night, 29-26.

“It was a defensive battle where neither team could provide much offense,” said Coach Steve Hoffert. “I am proud of the way our girls competed; however, we need to find a way to win close games.”

Trailing 20-10 at halftime, the Lady Warriors kept the Hawks from scoring in the third quarter to pull to within three points, but that would be as close as South Winn would come. The Red and Gray suffered a scoring drought of its own for nearly half the final frame to allow the home team to score the 29-26 victory.

With the hot hand was sophomore Ali Hoffert dropping in 10 points. Contributing four points each were Gracie Schmitt, Ashley Kriener and Sadie McGee. Leading the way in rebounds was Schmitt with eight.

There are two more road contests this week for the Lady Warriors as they head to Sumner-Fredericksburg tonight (Thursday, Jan. 10) for a non-conference match-up. Friday, Jan. 11, South Winn returns to UIC action at Monona versus the MFL MarMac Bulldogs at 6:15 p.m.