by Steve Peterson
Akron-Westfield’s girls’ basketball team learned the hard way that Hinton will again be a contender this year in the War Eagle Conference race.
The Blackhawks had no problem with the Lady Westerners in a 61-17 rout on Nov. 30. A-W fell to an 0-3 record but this contest was the first game that was not close.
Hinton led 20-1 after eight minutes as A-W did not score until 10 seconds were left in the period. A-W’s best quarter was the second with eight points. Kayla Tindall scored the first A-W field goal in the second quarter on a three-point basket.
“The girls played hard but Hinton is a quick team. We’ll still keep trying,” said A-W Head Coach Kent Johnson.
Tindall and Jordan Hansen had four points each and Dana Hedlund had three for A-W.
Hinton, 2-1 record, was led by junior Alex Jorger with 21 points, including 4-of-7 three-point baskets. Senior Sadie Shuck added 10 points on 5-of-8 field goals.
A-W was at Gehlen Catholic on Dec. 4 and will host Unity Christian on Dec. 7 in WEC games.
A-W vs. Hinton Statistics
Jordan Hansen: 4 points, 1-of-8 field goal attempts, 0-of-2 three-point field goal attempts, 2-of-4 free-throw attempts, 2 assists, 1 steal.
Dana Hedlund: 3 points, 1-of-8 field goal attempts, 0-of-2 three-point field goal attempts, 1-of-3 free-throw attempts, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot.
Sarah Schroeder: 4 points, 2-of-3 field goal attempts, 0-of-3 free-throw attempts, 2 rebounds.
Jacynda Banks: 0-of-1 free-throw attempt, 2 rebounds, 1 steal.
Haley Coyle: 0-of-3 field goal attempts, 0-of-1 three-point field goal attempt, 3 rebounds.
Bethany Eastman: 2 points, 0-of-3 field goal attempts, 2-of-4 free-throw attempts, 1 rebound, 1 assist.
Kayla Tindall: 4 points, 1-of-3 field goal attempts, 1-of-1 three-point field goal attempt, 1-of-2 free-throw attempts, 4 rebounds.
Kortney Hedlund: 1 rebound.
Team: 17 points, 5-of-28 field goal attempts, 1-of-6 three-point field goal attempts, 6-of-17 free-throw attempts, 18 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 blocked shot.