BLANCHARDVILLE – Sophomore point guard Hannah Herbst sank three 3-pointers and netted a game-high 15 points to lead Black Hawk to a 48-23 Six Rivers East victory over Pecatonica in girls’ basketball action at PHS on Thursday, Dec. 10.
The Warriors (4-2 overall, 2-0 SRE) bolted out to a 24-9 lead after one half of play and went on to outscore the host Vikings (1-5, 0-1) by a 25-14 margin in the second half to roll to a 26-point decision.
“Well, we certainly didn’t feel like we played our best game. We had a lot of shots that didn’t go in, and we had some unnecessary turnovers. Furthermore, we struggled at times to keep Pecatonica’s guards in front of us on defense,” noted Black Hawk head coach Michael Flanagan. “However, all conference wins are important, and we certainly are glad to get the win.”
The Warriors limited Pec to just seven field goals on the defensive end of the floor, while combining for 18 field goals on the offensive end.
“Pecatonica had a tough time scoring, and we contested shots enough to contribute to their struggles. Pecatonica is a young team and is from the looks of it trying to find their identity,” Flanagan stated.
Herbst added five assists and five steals along with her 15 points. Senior Aleigha Sigafus tacked on 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds with three steals, and senior Brooke Moore chipped in with seven points.
Brianna Hagen and Sammy Lovelace pulled down seven rebounds apiece, while Tatum Jackson tallied five boards and five assists for the Warriors.
Guard Samantha Erickson paced the Vikings with six points and five rebounds.
Black Hawk hosts Argyle in a SRE game on Thursday, Dec. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Warriors will be off for the holidays. Their next game is scheduled for Jan. 4.
“We will have some time off, but we have to keep sharp at the same time. I don’t know that I’m thrilled about going so long without a game, but it’s the way our schedule worked out. Our players are working hard and will continue to strive for improvement in the areas in which we need to,” said Flanagan.
Black Hawk… 24 25 – 49
Pecatonia…... 9 14 – 23
Black Hawk – Brianna Hagen 2, Hannah Herbst 15, Aleigha Sigafus 13, Brooke Moore 7, Abby Baumgartner 2, Sammy Lovelace 4, Sydney Delzer 2, Tatum Jackson 4. Totals – 18 10-18 49.
Pecatonica – J. Erickson 2, S. Erickson 6, Johnson 4, Keast 2, Mabin 3, Pagel 4, Tisch 2. Totals – 7 8-21 23.
3-point goals– BH 3 (Herbst 3), P 1 (S. Erickson 1). Total fouls– BH 19, P 15.