Golden Hawk girls fall to Regina
IOWA CITY – The Mid-Prairie girls’ varsity basketball team lost a River Valley Conference game by the smallest of margins, falling 48 – 47 to Iowa City Regina on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Regina stormed out to a 21 – 12 lead in the first quarter but the Golden Hawks answered with a 20 – 13 run in the second to make the halftime score 34 – 32, Regina in the lead.
Both offenses went cold in the third quarter as the two teams combined for only 12 points. Regina took a 42 – 36 lead into the final eight minutes of play.
The Golden Hawks then fell just short of coming all the way back, outscoring Regina 11- 6 in the fourth quarter.
“What kept us from winning was turnovers. Most of them were unforced errors in the half-court. We need to work on that in practice going forward,” Mid-Prairie head coach Steve Bender said.
As a team the Golden Hawks shot percent (18/37) from the field, 2/7 from 3-point range and 9/13 from the free-throw line. Mid-Prairie outrebounded Regina 27 – 26. The Golden Hawks stole the ball eight times and made 18 assists.
Junior Taylor Kurtz led the Golden Hawks in points and rebounds with 26 and 16 respectively. Sophomore Alex Rath led Mid-Prairie with six assists. Junior Ashley Sojka, freshman Ali Butters and junior Chelsea Bowlin all had two steals to lead the Golden Hawks.
Mid-Prairie is now 8 -7 overall, 8 – 5 in conference games. The Golden Hawks are scheduled to take the court again on Friday, Feb. 7 at home against Wilton.