Published On: Wed, Feb 1st, 2012

Lady Cats split games

HARTINGTON — The Hart-ington Lady Wildcats split a pair of games during action last week.
Hartington defeated Winside 49-10 then fell 26-17 to Wakefield in first-round action of the Lewis and Clark Conference Tourney.
Shooting woes continued in the first half of Saturday’s opening game of the Lewis and Clark Tournament.
The Lady Wildcats would pick it up in the second half but eventually fell to the Lady Trojans, 26-17.

“We  shot very poorly in the first half, but played better in the second and cut the lead to four points.  Wakefield hit some clutch freethrows at the end,” said Hartington coach Josh Morten.
Hartington was led by Micheala Dendinger with five points and Megan Wolfe with four points. Wakefield got a big 17 point-performance from Lauren Lehmkuhl, who led all scorers by a wide margin.
Hartington did not hit a fieldgoal in the opening frame. Wakefield got three pointers from Laren Lehmkuhl and Shelby Lierman as they took the 8-0 first-quarter lead.
Micheala Dendinder hit a trey for the Lady Wildcats in the second quarter but Wakefield counter with a pair of treys by Lauren Lehmkuhl and pushed out to a 15-4 halftime lead.
Hartington played better after the half. Myranda Fischer drained a three pointer to open the third quarter and field goals  by Megan Wolfe and Micheala Dendinger helped cut the Trojan lead to 18-11.
Field goals by Shelby Hochstein, Megan Wolfe and Taylor Dybdal would cut Wakefield’s lead to four points midway through the fourth quarter. The Lady Trojans would hit only 6-13 free throws down the stretch but it was good enough to hold off Hartington and advance with the 26-17 win.
Hartington     0     4     7     6—17
Wakefield    8     7     3     8—26

Hartington    Wakefield
FG           7             7
3PT           2             5
FT        1-6             7-16

Hartington-Micheala Dendinger, 5; Megan Wolfe, 4; Myranda Fischer, 3; Taylor Dybdal, 3; Shelby Hochstein, 2. Wakefield- Lauren Lehmkuhl, 17; Katie Weinrich, 4; Shelby Lierman, 3; Mercedes Greve, 2.

The Lady Wildcats had a hot and cold week of basketball.
On Tuesday they would hang tough in the first half but went flat offensively in the second and fell to the Plainview Pirates by a score of 48-25. Then on Thursday they would bounce back to shoot the ball well and thumped the Winside Wildcats by a big score of 49-10.
In Tuesday’s game against Plainview the Lady Wildcats were lead by Myranda Fischer with 9 points and Samantha Huss with 8 points. The Lady Pirates got 13 points from Cherise Friedrich and 11 points from Brittany White.
Plainview got four points in the first quarter from Brittany White as both teams struggled offensively early. The Lady Pirates took an 8-4 first period advantage.
Myranda Fischer started to hit from long range for the Lady Wildcats in the second quarter as she dropped in a trio of buckets from behind the arc as Hartington  would take a 18-17 lead into the locker room at the half.
The Wildcats would go in the deep freeze in the second half as Plainview held them to just two fieldgoals after the half. Meanwhile Plainview got four points from D.J. Mart and a three pointer by Brittany White to pull away to a 34-22 third quarter lead.
In the fourth the Wildcats shooting woes continued and Plainview got 7 points from Katelyn Johnston and a trey by Cherise Friedrich as they ran away for the 48-25 win.
Hartington    4    14    4     3—25
Plainview    8    7    14    17—48

Hartington    Plainview
FG            8          17
3PT            3         2
FT        6-12        12-19

Hartington- Myranda Fischer, 9; Samantha Huss, 9; Megan Wolfe, 3; Michaela Dendinger, 3; Shelby Hochstein, 2. Plainview- Cherise Friedrich, 13; Brittany White, 11; Katelyn Johnston, 9; DJ. Mart, 7; Abby Krueger, 4; Barian Bowers, 2; Kami Johnson, 2.

Hartington – Myranda Fischer, 6; Micheala Dendinger, 5.

On Thursday, Hartington had an easy time with the Winside Wildcats as they held them to just three fieldgoals and earned a big 49-10 conference win.
“Good defensive effort throughout and Myranda and Taylor had solid games for us,” said  Hartington coach Josh Morten.
Hartington was led by Myranda Fischer with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists. Taylor Dybdal also had a solid night with 11 points, six boards and three steals.
Winside got five points each from Nazya Thies and Shelby Linemann to account for all their scoring.
Neither team set the nets on fire in the opening quarter but Hartington got a pair of fieldgoals from Myranda Fischer and took an early 7-3 lead.
In the second quarter Winside was held scoreless and Hartington got a trey and 7 more points from Fischer and Taylor Dybdal worked the offensive glass for a pair of fieldgoals and the Purple Cats had built a 22-3 halftime lead.
Shelby Linemann hit a three for Winside to open the second quarter but offense was hard to find for the Red Cats.
Myranda Fischer drained a pair of three pointers and Samantha and Kristina Huss each contributed fieldgoals and Hartington widened the margin to 36-6.
Reserves mopped up in the final quarter.; Shelby Hochstein hit a trey and Greer Olsen and Bailey Jones had fieldgoals as  Hartington earned the lopsided 49-10 win.
Hartington     7    15    14    13    =49
Winside    3    0    3    3    =10

Hartington    Winside
FG        22            3
3PT        4            1
FT        1-12        3-14

Hartington- Myranda Fischer 17, Taylor Dybdal 11, Shelby Hochstein 5, Michaela Dendinger 2, Samantha Huss 2, Kristina Huss 2, Aspen Olsen 2, Greer Olsen 2, Bailey Jones 2.
Leading rebounders- Taylor Dybdal 6, Myranda Fischer 6, Micheala Dendinger 5,
Assists-  Myranda Fischer 5, Shelby Hochstein 4