Archive for Thursday, March 11, 2010

Haskell women’s hoops routed at nationals

March 11, 2010


— At halftime, it was still a game. Then the wheels fell off.

Shawnee (Ohio) State made 7-of-9 three-point goals in the second half and ran away from Haskell Indian Nations University, 79-40, on Wednesday morning in the first round of the NAIA Div. II women’s basketball tournament.

“They just kept bombing away,” HINU coach Phil Homeratha said, “and before you know it, they were up by 10 or 15.”

The No. 8-ranked Bears led 31-24 at the break, but outscored the Indians, 48-16, in the second half.

“They were a good team and they figured out we had a two-pronged attack with Maria (Parker) and Justina (George),” Homeratha said.

George, who was averaging 18.3 points a game, was the focus of the Bears’ defense. The 5-foot-7 senior missed eight of her 10 shots, finished with only five points and was guilty of seven turnovers.

Parker scored 10 points, more than six below her average and the 6-0 senior was charged with nine turnovers, a third of the Indians’ total. Forward Autumn Burtt also scored 10 points.

Haskell wound up with a 20-9 record in its first trip to the NAIA Div. II Tournament.


number3of5 8 years, 3 months ago

Next year all the way! Great job girls and coach. I look forward to another great team next year.

redcrow 8 years, 3 months ago

I wouldn't count on it. Coach only works on a ten year recruiting cycle. But seriously, he doesn't really recruit these players more they just fall into his lap. No knock against Coach H, that is just how Haskell recruiting works. No money, no visits.

DWebster22 8 years, 3 months ago

I try to get players to go there. One of our girls should be there next year, hopefully she can move right into the lineup. When I saw them play their last home game this year, it looked like it was all Mariah and Justina. The other girls seemed afraid to shoot or make a strong move. Nice run ladies and best of luck to the graduating seniors.

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