Girls Basketball wins.
Nuggets 36, Ada-Borup Cougars 29.
The Ada-Borup Cougars came to town to take on the Lady Nuggets for a rare Monday night non-conference match up. The Cougars were quick to score and the Nuggets answered right back. But the Lady Cougars poured in 8 unanswered points to bring the score to 2-10 with 12:26 remaining in the half. The intense play continued for the next 8+ minutes with the Nuggets rallying for a series of their own and bringing the half to a close with a score of 13-17 and with neither team in foul trouble despite the strong defensive play.
The Lady Nuggets came out strong to start the second half. Some nice outside shots and penetration drawing fouls for four points from the charity stripe gave Hawley its first lead of the night 22-19. But Ada would not go quietly this Monday night, fighting back to regain the lead 29-28 with 4:10 remaining. Two shots from the line returned the lead to Hawley 30-29 at 1:46. With under a minute remaining and the ball in their control, Ada-Borup took a timeout and hit the floor with a plan to get the ball into the hands of Sr. Megan Kolness who was fouled on her shot but missed both at the line. The Cougars had no choice but to foul, sending Noreen to the line for 2, and increasing the Nugget advantage to three with 30 seconds left on the clock. Another miss by the Cougars ended with the ball in Sannes’ hands and an immediate foul sending her to the line twice more where she was 4 for 4, sealing the Nuggets second win of the season 36:29. Congratulations Nuggets!
Thanks to the Hawley student section for adding some noise to the night and spurring the girls on for the win.