by Steve Peterson
Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team could not keep its first-half momentum up and lost to Alcester-Hudson Cubs, 39-27, Jan. 17.
The Cubs were able to open up a 30-24 lead in the second half, and the Lady Westerners only scored three points the rest of the way after a steal and lay-up basket by Dana Hedlund.
Sarah Schroeder gave A-W a 30-26 deficit but that was as close as the visitors would come early in the fourth quarter.
The Cubs used their overall quickness advantage and pressed the Lady Westerners defensively.
A-W was led by Schroeder with 11 points. Kortney Hedlund added seven, and Dana Hedlund had five points.
Kayla Tindall led in rebounds with nine.
A-W started well early with a 19-15 halftime lead.
A-W dropped to a 5-10 overall record with the loss.
The Cubs were led by Shenia Doering with 16 points.
A-W, after hosting Elk Point-Jefferson in non-conference play Jan. 22, will host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in War Eagle Conference action Jan. 25.
Kortney Hedlund 7 points, 3-of-5 all field goal attempts, 1-of-2 three-point field goal attempts, 1 rebound, 1 assist.
Jordan Hansen: 0-of-3 all field goal attempts, 1 rebound, 3 assists.
Dana Hedlund: 5 points, 2-of-11 all field goal attempts, 0-of-1 three-point field goal attempts, 1-of-3 free throw attempts, 3 rebounds.
Schroeder: 11 points, 5-of-6 all field goal attempts, 1-of-2 free throw attempts, 1 rebound, 1 steal.
Jacynda Banks: 1 assist.
Haley Coyle: 0-of-3 all field goal attempts, 4 rebounds, 1 blocked shot.
Tindall: 2 points, 1-of-3 all field goal attempts, 0-of-1 three-point field goal attempts, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal.
Bethany Eastman: 2 points, 1-of-4 all field goal attempts, 4 rebounds, 2 blocked shots.
A-W 6-13- 5-3-27
A-H 7- 8-15-9-39