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Lady Eagles fall hard to Hinton

Friday, December 19, 2008

Erica Dreckman of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn follows through on her shot as Hinton defender Mackenzie Small watches the ball in girls basketball action in Marcus. Photo by Paul Struck
MARCUS - The Hinton girls powered out to a 38-18 halftime lead and made that stand up on the way to a 71-40 War Eagle Conference win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here on Dec.12.

Freshman Kayla Foresman led the youthful Eagles with 16 points, followed by Jen Mittlestadt and Erica Dreckman with seven each. Like all the Hinton starters, playing deep into the game with a 30-point lead, all-stater Britni Freed led the undefeated Blackhawks with 29 points, while Ashton Moody added 14, and Mackensie Small 12.

MMC sank 15-43 field goals for 35 percent, while Hinton nailed 28-62 for a warm 45 percent. The Eagles notched 10-11 free throws, and the visitors were 16-19 from the line.

Ashley Schneider of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn readies to launch a shot against Hinton defenders Mackenzie Small (23) and Brandi Schindel (41) in Marcus. Photo by Paul Struck
Ashley Schneider led MMC on the boards with nine rebounds, and Foresman grabbed six. Dreckman led her team in assists with four, and also totaled six steals in a hustle effort throughout. Foresman also blocked four shots.

MMC committed 25 turnovers to hurt the cause, compared to 14 for Hinton.

"They are a very good team and that Freed is a load," said MMC coach Shane Williams. "But they graduate all their starters and we return all of ours, so what goes around comes around."

MMC has no seniors on the squad and Dreckman and Foresman are just freshmen, so the future is indeed bright.

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