Lady Hatchet hoopsters continuing to improve as season progresses

By Jed  Buelow

Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor, Sports and Nature Editor

It might not be showing up in the win column as of yet, but the Lady Hatchet hoopsters have been continuing to show improvement as the season progresses.

Hatchet  head coach Garth Gerstenberger said that was especially true over a stretch of recent games, where his team was showing more patience with the ball on offense and have started making better decisions on the court.

“Our half-court defense is also looking better,” he said in adding they are achieving their goal to start the season in getting a little better each and every day. “The girls continue to play hard and continue to be very coachable.”

The Lady Hatchets opened the week hosting Butternut at Hatchet Fieldhouse in a non-conference tilt and fell by a score 48-33.

Gracie Barnett had a big night shooting leading the Hatchets in scoring with 15 points. Emily Maki and Haley Liebelt added 4 points apiece in the loss to Butternut.

To finish out the week Tomahawk traveled to T-Bird Country to take on Lakeland in a GNC tilt and fell by a score 74-20.

“We showed great improvement compared to our game against them in December. The coaching staff is real proud of how hard the girls have been working this year. We never let up and had good solid effort as a team.”

Barnett once again led Tomahawk in scoring with 11 points. Addison Bartz scored 5 and Aubrey Fryar and Ellan Genlin also scored 2 apiece for the Lady Hatchets in Lakeland.

The Lady Hatchets return to action this Friday, Feb. 14 as they host Florence in a non-conference tilt that begins at Hatchet Fieldhouse at 7:15 p.m. Then on Monday, Feb. 17 Tomahawk travels to Chequamegon to take on the Screaming Eagles that begins at 7:15 p.m. before hosting White Lake for another non-conference matchup Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the fieldhouse that is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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