By Lisa Hughes
The Lady Hawks opened their 2012-13 basketball campaign with a 42-26 victory over the Cody-Kilgore Cowgirls before dropping their home debut 22-16 against the Arthur County Wolves. While offense didn’t seem to be an issue Friday night, the Lady Hawks struggled to put points on the board Saturday night against Arthur County. The Lady Hawk led 5-3 at the end of the first quarter Friday and erupted for fourteen points in the second quarter to lead 19-6 at the half. The two teams played more evenly in the second half but the Cowgirls could not overcome the Lady Hawks first half lead. Stephanie Tlustos led the Lady Hawks with a double double including 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kodee Muhr added 6 points. Elizabeth Roberts added 5 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists.
HS 5 14 10 13 ---42
CK 3 3 11 9 -----26
Box Score: Stephanie Tlustos 16, Kodee Muhr 6, Elizabeth Roberts 5, Whitney Heiting 5, Michaela Metcalf 5, Kate Roberts 3, Jen Scherbarth 2.
Saturday afternoon, both teams struggled offensively before the Arthur County Wolves used a ten point fourth quarter to grab the six point victory. The Lady Wolves led 6-2 at the end of the first quarter but despite holding the Lady Wolves scoreless in the second quarter the Lady Hawks only held a 7-6 lead at the half. The Lady Wolves took back the lead at the end of the third quarter and then outscored the Lady Hawks 10-5 in the fourth. The Hawks were led by Whitney Heiting with 6 points. Elizabeth Roberts added 4 points and 5 rebounds. Kodee Muhr led the Lady Hawks in the steals department with 4 swipes. The Lady Hawks will be back in action at home Friday against Crawford and Saturday against Mullen.
HS 2 5 4 5 ---16
AC 6 0 6 10 ---22
Box Score: Whitney Heiting 6, Elizabeth Roberts 4, Kodee Muhr 3, Stephanie Tlustos 3.