SULLY — Powered by an 12-0 start, Lynnville-Sully’s Hawk girls got back on the winning track at home Friday night. The Hawks led the visiting Keota Eagles 21-8 at halftime on their way to a 39-27 victory.
Class 1A’s eighth-ranked Hawks improved to 12-2 overall and 11-2 in South Iowa Cedar League play. They go to English Valleys Tuesday.
“I thought we did a good job on defense talking and rebound the ball in the first half,” Hawk head coach Jerry Hulsing said. “Keota was more aggressive in the second half. We didn’t rebound it as well.”
The Eagles scored 15 points in the third quarter, which the Hawks answered with 16. There were only six points scored in the final eight minutes — four by Keota and two by Lynnville-Sully.
“Our offense was better when we had good spacing, letting us get the ball inside to our post where we had a height advantage,” Hulsing said.
Lynnville-Sully downed 18-of-32 from the field for 56 percent while holding Keota to 23.5 percent, 12-of-51. The Hawks had a tough go at the free-throw line, hitting 3-of-12. The Eagles were 2-of-5 on charities.
Cassie Cullen topped the Hawk scoring list with 13 points followed by Lysandra James with 10. Cullen pulled seven rebounds and Jade Van Rees had six boards. Becca Vos made four steals and handed out four assists.
Kelsi Sieren scored 12 points for Keota.
Lynnville-Sully — Cullen 13, James 10, Rasmusson 7, Van Wyk 4, Terpstra 2, B. Vos 2, Van Rees 1.
Keota — K. Sieren 12, Sheetz 6, M. Sieren 5, B. Sieren 2, Baker 2.