Looking to drive into the lane with the ball is South Winn’s MaKayla Hageman. Monday, the junior knocked down eight points and grabbed six rebounds in the Warriors’ 66-16 win over Postville.   (Photo by Becky Walz)
Looking to drive into the lane with the ball is South Winn’s MaKayla Hageman. Monday, the junior knocked down eight points and grabbed six rebounds in the Warriors’ 66-16 win over Postville. (Photo by Becky Walz)

In a pair of conference match-ups the South Winn girls’ basketball team (9-10, 8-7 UIC) took care of business earlier this week, coming up with two wins.


At home

The Warriors picked up a conference home win Monday, defeating Postville, 66-16.

“We moved and shared the ball offensively in this game,” said Coach Steve Hoffert. “In addition, we did another great job defensively.”

South Winn was all over the Pirates early, taking a 25-2 lead after eight minutes. That edge was extended at halftime to 48-8. It was all gravy in the second half as the Warriors outscored the visitors 18-8.

Four Warriors found the hoop consistently with Ali Hoffert knocking down 23 points, grabbing four rebounds and seven steals in the victory. Adding 11 points apiece were Gracie Schmitt, Shira Hageman and Sadie McGee. Off the rim, MaKayla Hageman came up with a team-high six rebounds.

 

On top

Back on the court Tuesday night, South Winn hosted Central (11-9, 8-7 UIC) in the Upper Iowa Conference finale, handling the other Warriors, 43-33.

“We played outstanding defense and rebounding was the key for us in this win,” noted Coach Hoffert.

Both teams were slow out of the gate with the score sitting 2-0 after three minutes of action in favor of SW. The home team picked up the pace and claimed an 11-4 lead when the first quarter wrapped up. In the second frame, SW kept the pressure on the visitors to pull ahead 20-8 by halftime. Central began to pick up the pace in the second half; however, the home Warriors managed to stay the course for the victory.

With the hot hand for South Winn was Hoffert with 19 points, 13 rebounds and five steals. Schmitt, M. Hageman and McGee all contributed six each. Finding the ball under the basket for 11 rebounds was senior Ashley Kriener.

 

One more

In a postponed event, South Winn will make the short trek to New Hampton tonight (Thursday, Feb. 7) for a girls-only evening of competition beginning with junior varsity at 6 p.m. 

Saturday, the Lady Warriors will host Postville at 7 p.m. for first-round Class 2A Region 4 action. With a win, SW will face off with MFL MarMac in the regional quarterfinal Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Monona.