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Holton Girls and Hiawatha Boys Basketball Avenge Early Season Losses
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

It was winter homecoming in the Roundhouse on Friday night as the Holton girls and Hiawatha boys won games to avenge early season losses. All four teams came into the game with a league record of 4-6 with only four games to play.  

GIRLS = Holton 49, Hiawatha 38

Holton scored the first seven points of the game and never trailed taking a 23-14 advantage at halftime. The Wildcats expanded the lead to 32-17 late in the third period before Hiawatha put together an 8-0 run, but could not get closer than 32-25 and Holton responded by scoring the next 7 points to put the game away. 

Kaiya Taylor capped a big week by scoring 14 points and hitting four triples while Natalie Willcott scored 11 points and Elizabeth Schuster added 10. The Holton girls improved to 7-10 by winning for the fourth time in their last five games, not to mention their last two losses have been by a total of three points.

Hiawatha made 14 of 21 free throws but struggled shooting most of the night including several misses around the basket in the first half when they totaled just 14 points. Kenzie Nelson scored 10 points in a balanced attack that had Alija Contreras add 8 and Kylie Nelson score 6 points. The Redhawks were also plagued by 20 turnovers and fell to 4-12 on the season. 

BOYS = Hiawatha 55, Holton 40

It was the Holton boys struggling to score in the night-cap. In fact, the Wildcats didn't get their first point of the game until under 30 second to go in the first period. Trailing 12-0, Holton was never able to get closer than six point margin the rest of the night. 

Hiawatha led 20-13 at intermission and put the game away with a 21-12 third quarter, despite a couple pushes from Holton that pulled the Cats within 22-16 adn 25-19. The Redhawks got were the aggressive team, constantly attacking the baset and ended up making 15 of 21 free throws while improving to 8-9 on the season.  

Cameron Boswell had a big night with 24 points, including just one trey while Ethan Morton had 12 points and Kaden Morton had 10.  Cooper Jacobsen was the King of Courts and finished with eight points as Hiawatha won their third consecutive game and avenged a pair of losses to Holton, both by 15+ points from ealier this season. 

Holton was led by Brayden Peek who scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half while Korben Fox added 10. The Wildcats fall to 5-12 on the season and has lost six of their last eight contest. 

Holton has their final home games of the year versus Riverside on Tuesday while Hiawatha will play their final road game of the regular season on Tuesday at Jeff West. 

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