Less than 24 hours from its tough loss to Class B No. 1 Northwest on Friday, the Hastings High girls basketball team quickly got back into the win column Saturday against Gothenburg.
The Tiger defense forced the Swedes (7-9) to turn the ball over 28 times, while the offense found some success inside. The 49-35 win was a stark contrast to Hastings’ game with the Vikings, where it had finished with more turnovers than points.
“Well, we were the physical team today. Some of that’s ability, and some of that is just mentality. We knew we could attack Gothenburg. We need to start knowing we can attack teams like Northwest. That’s the transition we need to make,” said HHS head coach Greg Mays, whose team evened its record to 7-7 overall.