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Varsity Girls Basketball Completes Boys/Girls Sweep of DUX

By: Ben Koopman

HAMILTON, Mich. – Friday night the Hamilton Girls looked to knock off the 6-1 Dux of Zeeland West. The difference was the fourth quarter. Going into the quarter the Hawkeyes held a slim 29-27 lead. Hamilton doubled up the Dux in the final quarter, ensuring the 47-36 victory. In the final minutes the Hawkeyes shot 11-13 from the line to seal the deal.

Kendra Bott lead all scorers with 20, while Haley Hoogenraad had 18 for the Dux. Zeeland only had 3 players find the rim the whole night with Burrows and Farrell each scoring 9.

Displaying DSC_0242.JPGThe Hawkeyes shut down Hoogenraad for the most part in the first half. Coach Dan VanHekken said “[their] main focus was shutting down Haley.” He also said they went to a zone, but “wanted to make sure they knew where she was at all times,” and added that it was a great team defensive effort.

Kendra Bott said the team: “fought hard rebounding which was a big goal that game.” She also added that they have been working on intensity and mind set going into the game.

Hamilton faces off against the Falcons of Allendale on Tuesday at Allendale High School.

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