Hauser girls shoot down Spartans

HOPE — A Hauser girls basketball team that has not shot the basketball with great success this season, broke out in a big way Monday night.

The Jets hit eight 3-pointers in opening its Mid-Hoosier Conference schedule with a 61-30 win against Southwestern (Shelby).

“I think their game plan was to try to pack it in on us and take our drives away,” Hauser coach Kyle Shipp said. “We hadn’t shot the ball well all year, but we got a couple to go down, and makes follow makes. Once you get a couple to go down, we got a couple more to go down. So I’m really proud of how we shot the ball tonight, especially early. The second half, they had to come out and get us a little bit, and we got a little more action with our downhill drives and kicks.”

The Jets (2-2) had seen their 21-11 lead whittled to 21-16 when Madelyn Poe took over. Poe hit two 3-pointers to close the first half, then opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer to push the lead to 30-16.

“I’ve always kind of started out a little slow, but I just keep making the right basketball play, and I know the shots will come, and I can hit them when I need to,” Poe said.

Hauser committed only four turnovers the first 3 1/2 quarters and finished with nine for the game.

“That’s one of the key components that we talk about on a daily basis, is taking care of the ball,” Shipp said. “We took care of the ball tonight. Usually, when you take care of the ball, good things happen to you.”

Norah Berkenstock

Poe finished with 19 points to lead Hauser. Norah Berkenstock scored 14, and Kyliegh Parrott added 12. Bella Kilps grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Jets to a 32-21 advantage on the boards.

Kyliegh Parrott

“I feel like we played as a team, passed the ball around, shared the ball,” Parrott said. “It made a big difference starting out with a huge lead.”

“I think that we came out really strong and from the start were playing really well as a team,” Poe added. “We talked about playing together, and I think we put did all of our fundamentals right and put all the teamwork we’ve been working on together, and it just jelled well. Our shots were going in. It was a good victory.”

Hauser 61, Southwestern (Shelby) 30

Southwestern;9;7;8;6;—;30

Hauser;16;11;16;18;—;61

Southwestern (0-6, 0-3): Cy Stockdale 0 0-0 0, McKinley Correll 4 2-4 10, Ellie Gosser 0 0-0 0, Emma Isgrigg 0 0-0 0, Haley Casey 0 2-2 2, Riley Engel 2 0-0 5, Bailey Taylor 1 0-0 2, Tanna Tatlock 3 1-1 7, Claire Utley 1 0-1 2, Katelynn Coffman 1 0-0 2. Totals: 12 5-8 30.

Hauser (2-2, 1-0): Sammy Mires 1 0-0 2, Kyliegh Parrott 4 2-5 12, Norah Berkenstock 6 0-0 14, Bella Kilps 1 1-2 3, Erykah Everroad1 0-0 2, Adrianna Musillami 2 1-2 5, Madelyn Poe 6 3-3 19, Jaden Sims 1 0-0 2, Haven Hartwell 0 0-0 0. Totals: 23 7-13 61.

3-point goals: Southwestern 1 (Engel); Hauser 8 (Poe 4, Parrott 2, Berkenstock 2).