Defense, Bruck lead HCHS girls to first win
HARLAN -- On a night when the offense was flat, Harlan Community still played solid defense to easily handle Shenandoah, 52-20, in Friday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference girls basketball opener.
Three nights after having their run of 52 straight wins come to an end vs. Dowling Catholic, the 3rd-ranked (4-A) Cyclones joined Atlantic, Creston, Lewis Central and Kuemper Catholic in starting 1-0 in league play.
HCHS junior guard Allison Bruck was a bright spot on offense, hitting 7-of-10 shots and leading all players with 16 points. Senior Jordyn Moser, the only other scorer in double figures, added 12 points, seven steals, four rebounds and three assists.
The Cyclone girls shot just 37.7 percent from the field, missed half of their 14 free throws and turned the ball over 14 times in the first half alone, but scored the first nine points of the contest and were never threatened by the young Fillies (2-1, 0-1 H-10).