The Solon Springs girls basketball team hosted the Hurley Midgets Friday in an Indianhead Conference game. Hurley, with seven seniors on its team, took a quick lead over the younger Eagles and went on to win 91-36.
“The Hurley Girls are a great group of girls, and they have a great coach, Melissa Oja,” said Kate Klinzing, Solon Springs head coach. “She has taught the girls very well and has gotten them far.”
Hurley (11-0) was ranked No. 9 in Division 4 in last week’s Associated Press prep poll.
Klinzing said the Eagles kept up with Hurley’s fast breaks and worked hard to match up inside.
“We figured out our offense in the third quarter,” Klinzing said. “Hurley has two 6-foot girls who worked very hard in the middle, but we didn’t give up. We ran until the very last second of the game.
“I was proud of the girls, and they have improved so much.”
Neither team made many trips to the free-throw line Friday night. Solon Springs made 5-of-11 free throw attempts, while Hurley made 4-of-9.
Five Hurley players finished in double figures, led by Brittany Raisanen with 18 points.
Valerie Garay’s 10 points led the Eagles.
The Eagle girls are back in action Thursday, when they travel to Ironwood, Mich., for a Indianhead Conference game with the Red Devils.
Hurley 91, Solon Springs 36
Hurley — Brittany Raisanen 18, Kayla Subert 16, Bry Stengard 15, Becca Meade 15, Caitlin Maki 15, MaKayla Wolfe 8, Ale Kohegyi 4, Maranda Manzanares 4, Sam Ofstad 2.
3-point goals — Wolfe 2, Raisanen.
Solon Springs — Valerie Garay 10, Tylor Kruse 7, Alicia Jensen 5, Autumn Blaylock 4, Rachel Grubbe 4, Shayla Bornholdt 4, Brittany Armstrong 2.
3-point goals — Blaylock.
Boys game postponed
Due to weather conditions, the Solon Springs boys rescheduled their game with Hurley, which was originally planned for Thursday.
The Eagle boys will now travel to Hurley Feb. 16 to play the Midgets.