By LOGAN DARNELL
For the Coal Valley News
ASHTON -The Scott High School Lady Skyhawks (2-18) have been enduring a difficult year, with scoring and turnover issues holding them to only one win against Buffalo at the start of the year.
The team traveled to Hannan to face the Lady Wildcats (6-8) one day after suffering a 75-29 loss at home to the Lady Generals of Winfield. The team had been cautiously hopeful that they could compete with Hannan, since their first meeting in December concluded with a close 38-34 win for the Lady Wildcats.
The game began with Scott quickly taking the lead over Hannan, managing to score 23 points over the first quarter while keeping the home team's score low at 5.
Scott rebounded well and managed to record second chance points that kept them going at nearly a point per possession. Brooke Burns, Scott's senior center, led the team in rebounds with 11, but she was joined in gaining offensive rebounds by six of her teammates throughout the game.
In the second quarter, Scott once again took the initiative and netted another 18 points. Hannan, in turn, only netted 6. Sophomore Julie Frazier led the Lady Cats in the contest with 16 points by her name at the game's end, but only three Hannan players were able to contribute.
Quarter three proved to be much closer between the two teams, with Scott scoring 11 and Hannan scoring 9. The final eight minutes were a turn in favor of the home team.
The Lady Hawks only scored 6 points as the final minutes wound down, but Hannan still could not produce enough points to close the gap made by the Skyhawks in the first half of the game. The game ended 58-28, and an ecstatic Lady Hawks team were able to go home with their first win since their home opener.
Hannah Boyd led the Lady Skyhawks with 17 points. The senior guard also stole the ball eight times. Brooke Burns earned herself a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Shea Miller, who also scored 11 points, led the team in assists with 4.
Scott plays their final game of the regular schedule on Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Wayne (16-3). Hannan's final game of their schedule will be held at Rose Hill Christian (2-5) on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.