Lady Hawks win Delta TourneyMonday, April 04, 2011 By Linda Folger
By LINDA FOLGER Staff writer The Lady Hawks were the champions of the Dean Cummings Tournament in Delta in February. They started off their first game with a 58-50 win against the Seward Seahawks. Coach Beth Buchanan said the girls did a nice job of hitting open shots. Marie Sheldon hit the first four points of the game, which ultimately got the team going. Jenna Buchanan had 18 points, and Lorena Pitka had 10. In their second game of the tournament, the Lady Hawks downed the Dillingham Wolverines 56-41. Jenna Buchanan was the top scorer with 30 points and 17 rebounds. The championship game featured the Lady Hawks and the Cook Inlet Academy (CIA) Eagles. The final score was 49-46, with the Lady Hawks coming out on top. “Diloola Erickson did well rebounding in all games, which made a big difference,” said Coach Buchanan. Cherissa Johnson finished with 8 points. Jenna had 33 points and got the girls MVP award. Shaina Burley and Cherissa were selected for the girls’ all-tournament team. Galena vs. Monroe Coach Buchanan was impressed with the new adjustments they made against Monroe’s strong post players. The final score of the first game was 44-32, with Galena in the winner’s column. Jenna Buchanan had 14 points, Bethany Green had 9, and Shaina Burley had 7. On the second night of games, the Lady Hawks beat the Lady Rams 39-24. Jenna had 12 points, Patti Sam had 8, and Shaina Burley had 8. Coach Buchanan said her girls are starting to make fewer mistakes, and thinks they will do well going into the regional tournament.