Archive for January, 2013

Girls Basketball wins. Nuggets 54, Breckenridge Cowgirls 44.

Girls Basketball wins.
Nuggets 54, Breckenridge Cowgirls 44.

The Hawley Lady Nuggets traveled south Thursday for a conference game vs Breckenridge. The Cowgirls were coming off a win over Wadena-Deer Creek who beat the Nuggets earlier in the season. Nuggets coming in just one game behind DGF in conference play.

Nuggets started out hot behind Drew Sannes who (unofficially) led the Nuggets with 21 points and seven blocks on the night. Nuggets were up by 13 at the half 27-14.

The Cowgirls took their half time talk to heart and came out scoring eight unanswered points before the Nuggets could get on the scoreboard. With two minutes to play, the Cowgirls pulled within three but earlier foul trouble sent the Nuggets to the line and they secured a 10 point lead. Lady Nuggets win 54-44.

Boys Basketball Hosts DGF

Nugget Boys Basketball hosts Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Thursday, January 24. Game starts at 7:30 PM.

Go Nuggets!

Girls Basketball loses. Nuggets 42, Fergus Falls Otters 65.

Girls Basketball loses.
Nuggets 42, Fergus Falls Otters 65.

The Lady Nuggets traveled to Fergus Falls Tuesday night to take on the #1 ranked 3AAA Fergus Falls Otters. The Otters brought several returning starters and Pelican Rapids’ transfer Bailey Strand to the hard court, as well as 10 players on the roster at 5’10” and above. Last season, the Lady Nuggets handed the Otters their only loss of the regular season and the Otters were looking for payback. The Nuggets had to use quick, accurate passes and patience to stay with the Otters. Hawley led throughout the first half leading by as much as six. But with under three minutes remaining, Drew Sannes was called for her second foul and hit the bench for the remainder of the first half. Her absence was felt as the Otters put on their trap defense forcing and converting Nugget turnovers and taking a five point lead – 34-29 to end the half.

The Otters came out strong quickly increasing their lead to 10 with just three minutes off the clock and continued to pour it on. Their size and hot hand being too much for the Nuggets.

Nuggets suffer their first loss of the new year at the hand of the Otters 42-65.

The Nuggets will travel to Breckinridge for an HOL conference game against the Cowboys Thursday night.

Wrestling Match at Lake Park

The wrestling team will be hosting United North Central on Tuesday, January 22 at Lake Park. Match starts at 7:00 PM.

Go UCB Badgers!

Boys Basketball wins. Nuggets 68, Central Cass 51.

Boys Basketball wins.
Nuggets 68, Central Cass 51.

Hawley Nugget men add another win to their season with a victory over Central Cass at the Oak Grove Shoot Out at the Fargo Civic Saturday. The Squirrels entered the game with just three losses on the season and having beaten the Nuggets handily at this same event last year. Playing four quarters and using a shot clock didn’t seem to cause any problems for the Nuggets who handed the Squirrels their fourth loss of the year. Quarter scores looked like this: 17-8; 31-21; 48-35 and 68-51.

The JV handed the Central Cass JV squad their first loss of the season with a 63-42 win earlier in the day at Oak Grove HS. Congratulations to both teams on their wins.

The Nuggets next opponent is Pelican Rapids Monday in Hawley. Good luck boys!