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MMC girls hammer Hinton, 64-51

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Erica Dreckman moves the ball upcourt as teammate Carly Lehnhoff hustles into position recently in Marcus. Photo by Paul Struck
HINTON - Three players cracked double figures to lead Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn to a convincing 64-51 basketball win over a tradition-tough Hinton team here Friday night.

All-stater Erica Dreckman scored 23 points, Kayla Foresman 20, and Jalyn Doeden 11 to pace the Eagles, while Lauren Hedlund led the host Blackhawks with 11 points.

MMC nursed a tense 29-28 halftime lead, and eased out to a 48-44 lead heading into the final eight minutes, before going on a 16-7 scoring run in the final quarter to salt away the victory.

MMC shot 49 percent from the field, and Hinton shot 34 percent.

Leading rebounders for coach Tim Dreckman's Eagle squad were Foresman and Doeden with seven boards each, and Dreckman with six. Dreckman also led in steals with five, and Doeden managed three blocked shots for the winners.

"This was one of those games the coach could just sit back and watch, because the girls went out and did everything you work on and practiced for everyday," noted MMC coach Tim Dreckman. "They played this game as good as you could and the stats and results show. They all played as hard as I could have expected and executed everythig really well.

"Erica, Carly Lehnhoff and Anna Wilcox did an exceptional job on the perimeter, and Kayla hit two huge three-pointers with the score 42-40 MMC, and that made it 48-40. Kayla and Jaly played awesome inside all night on both ends of the court. This was an all-around great team win."

The 16-3 Eagles host 17-2 Le Mars Gehlen in a critical War Eagle Cobference battle Friday night. Hinton moves on with a sparkling 14-5 record.

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