Turnovers cost HHS girls in loss

Grand Island Northwest's Kennadi Keezer, Hastings High's
Jamie Johnson (middle) and Annie Grealish go after a loose
ball against Friday in Hastings.

By halftime of the Hastings High girls basketball game Friday against Class B No. 1 Northwest, the Tigers had 19 turnovers and seven points on the scoreboard.

That trend continued in the second half, as Hastings finished with six more turnovers (30) than final points (24).

Giving the ball away that many times only fed the Vikings' powerful offense, which reeled off a 29-0 run that began midway through the first quarter and ended with 6:02 left in the third quarter.

The 63-24 win completed a season sweep of Hastings high schools by Northwest (13-1). The Tigers dropped to 6-7, suffering their second loss in four games.

"We dribbled into those turnovers. (Northwest) does a nice job when you drive. They shut you off about ten feet (to the basket), and then they bring a girl over to trap you" said HHS head coach Greg Mays.


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