JEWELL — Abbie Haupert joined an exclusive club Friday night. While scoring 24 points to lead the Collins-Maxwell/Baxter Raiders to a third-straight win, the senior pushed past the 1,000-point mark for her career.
Haupert’s 24 points helped the Raider girls defeat host South Hamilton 44-37 in Heart of Iowa Conference play. It was the Raiders’ first conference win of the season. The Raider girls are 3-8 overall. Haupert stands at 1,001 points for her career.
Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s boys suffered their first loss in seven outings at the hands of the South Hamilton Hawks. The Hawks downed the Raiders 65-48.
The Raider boys had won six in a row. They are 6-3 on the season.
South Hamilton’s boys held the Raiders to just six points in the first quarter and led 32-13 at halftime. The Hawks were able to keep the Raiders at bay in the second half.
Bryce Kemp was the lone Raider to score in double-digits with 19 points. He also had eight rebounds. CMB shot a cold 30 percent, 15-of-49, from the field. The Raiders struggled at the free-throw line also, hitting 15-of-25 chances.
Zach Samson pulled down nine rebounds for CMB. Kemp had two steals and Seth Balke handed out three assists.
South Hamilton’s Trevor Ullestad hit four 3-pointers on his way to 20 points. Collin Hill had 14 points for the Eagles and Ross Enderson downed three 3-pointers as he scored 13 points. The Hawks shot 46 percent, 23-of-49, from the field and downed 13-of-14 free throw attempts.
THE CMB GIRLS trailed 12-8 after one quarter but outscored the Hawks 16-9 in the second period for a 24-21 halftime lead. Each team tossed in nine points in the third quarter. The Raiders notched the win with an 11-7 surge in the fourth quarter.
“We played a poor first quarter, but were able to right the ship and recover in the final three quarters,” said Jamie Zabel, CMB girls‘ head coach. “Down the stretch, our size inside and their foul trouble really contributed to us being able to keep our lead throughout the fourth quarter.”
Along with Haupert, the Raider girls got 15 points from junior Lexi Breon. Breon dished out nine assists. Haupert had 17 rebounds for another double-double on the season, plus made five steals for the Raiders.
CMB shot 39 percent, 17-of-44, from the field and hit 8-of-18 free throw attempts. South Hamilton connected for five 3-pointers on the night, shooting 36 percent (14-of-39) from the field. It sank 4-of-9 free throw attempts.
South Hamilton was led by Savana Strangeland with 12 points.
The CMB teams host Colfax-Mingo’s squads in Heart of Iowa Conference play Tuesday in Baxter.
South Hamilton 12-9-9-7—37
CMB — Haupert 10-4-3-24, Breon 4/2-1-1-15, Schmitz 0-2-2-2, Ziesman 0-0-2-0, Ritter 0-0-2-0, Eslinger 1-1-1-3. TOTALS: 15/2-8-11-44.
South Hamilton — Fisher 1-0-5-2, Kal. Lucas 1/1-0-1-5, Monthel 0/1-0-3-3, Ervin 0-1-1-1, Kay. Lucas 1/1-0-2-5, Garcia 0-1-0-1, Strangeland 5-2-4-12, Swenson 1/2-0-1-8. TOTALS: 9/5-4-17-37.
South Hamilton 17-15-17-16—65
CMB — Kemp 7-5-2-19, Moorman 0-2-1-2, Galloway 2-2-1-6, Samson 2-0-3-4, Balke 0-4-5-4, Nissen 0-0-2-0, Thomson 0-1-0-1, Gunderson 1-0-1-2, Girard 1-1-2-3. TOTALS: 13/2-15-17-48.
South Hamilton — Ullestad 4/4-0-2-20, Hill 5-4-3-14, Enderson 1/3-2-2-13, Hislop 2-1-2-5, Smith 0-0-3-0, Zoske 1-4-1-6, Puls 0-0-3-0, Quam 0-0-1-0, Wintermote 3-2-3-8. TOTALS: 16/7-13-20-66.