Lady Hatchets take down Tecumseh

Nov. 20—TECUMSEH — The Washington Lady Hatchets improved to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference by defeating Tecumseh Saturday night, 61-41.

Katie Reed led all scorers with 23 points and five rebounds, Shay Hawk added 14 points, Aubrey Frank with 12 points, five assists and five rebounds, Kenna Garland with points, and Olivia Gilley with four points and eight rebounds.

"We started off the first half shooting the ball poorly, but still stayed tough on the defensive end to be able to take a six-point lead at halftime. In the third quarter, the kids really turned it up on the defensive end and we really started to shoot the ball better. With this group, there is not just one way to score, if we are not hitting in one aspect there are other options that we have and to keep going to all options makes us able to score at different levels. This group did not hang their heads, or get down on themselves, they kept playing and working hard," said coach Gretchen Miles.

"Shay had a great game for us on both ends of the floor and scored well for us especially in the first half when we were pretty cold from the field. She is attacking the basket and finishing very well, and she gets after it and was a huge spark plug for us. Katie was very efficient on both ends of the floor, it is how she is scoring. Being able to post and attack the rim, or take the jump shot, and making the correct reads on taking what the defense gives you and attack that. Olivia is such a physical player for us and has done a great job defending opponents top post player. She does the things that may not be a traditional stat that shows up in the paper, but she does all the little things that help us win, that are huge stats for us. She is a worker and hits the boards hard. Hayleigh may not have scored, but that doesn't matter to her at all, she just wants her team to win, she added six assists and continues to see the floor well and put players in a great position to score. "

WHS plays at Licoln on Tuesday.