Lady Hatchet hoopsters hang with Pines before falling 62-24
By Jed Buelow
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor, Sports, Nature Editor
After falling behind 19-2 out of the gates, the Lady Hatchet hoopsters were able to make a run and managed to hang with Northland Pines much of the game at Hatchet Fieldhouse last week.
Hatchet head coach Garth Gerstenberger said his team did a great job battling back after falling behind early and managed to cut the lead to just 11 at the half. Tomahawk continued to hang with Pines for much of the second half as well and trailed by just 10 with just over six minutes to go in the game.
“We did a great job handling their press in the first half. Our half court defense was really good the entire game,” coach Gerstenberger said.
The Lady Hatchet’s downfall would be turnovers, and they really hurt in the final six minutes of the game as Pines converted them into easy scoring baskets to finish out on a 30-2 run to get the 62-24 conference win.
Gracie Barnett led Tomahawk in scoring with 6 points. Addison Bartz scored 5, Maddie Marino and Ella Genelin each had 4 and Natalie Zastrow (2) and Tiana Gertstenberger (1) rounded out scoring for the Lady Hatchets in the loss to Northland Pines.
On Friday Tomahawk finished out the week on the road as they traveled to Medford and fell in the GNC tilt by a score 83-18.
The Lady Hatchets are back in action tonight (Tuesday) as they host Butternut in a non conference tilt that begins at Hatchet Fieldhouse at 6:15 p.m.. Then on Friday, Feb. 7 Tomahawk is scheduled to take on Lakeland in a conference matchup set to take place at the fieldhouse that also gets underway at 6:15 p.m.