Lady Hawks hit halfway point


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Olivia Westphal runs through her team’s tunnel before the Lady Hawks’ game vs. USC on Dec. 17, 2018.

The Lady Hawks closed out the first half of section play on Monday, Jan. 14 when they defeated the Baldwin Highlanders, 53-35. The win improved them to 6-1 at the halfway point.

Their only loss came to a tough Peters team. The Lady Hawks played very well, but they couldn’t pull off a win. After the 4th quarter buzzer sounded, the score was 56-56. Even though they played very well, overtime was a different story. The Indians outscored the Hawks 12-4. The final score was 68-60.

A notable win for the Hawks was when they defeated Mt. Lebanon at their place. The Lady Hawks have always struggled to win at Mt. Lebanon. Their first win there was last season when they beat them 49-38. They continued their streak this season. Defense was key for Bethel as they held Lebo to under 40 points. It was a thrilling game because at halftime the Hawks were only up by four with some key players in foul trouble. The Lady Hawks secured the victory with a 44-33 win.

The Lady Hawks also got wins over Hempfield, Upper Saint Clair, Connellsville, Canon Mac, and Baldwin.

They now begin the second half of the season in which they’ll play each team again.

“Do simply well is what we need to do to win this next half of section play,” said junior guard Lauren Mullen.

They open the next half of section play on Thursday, Jan 17 against Hempfield. This game will be held at The Nest at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Hawks are looking to become 13-1 by the end of this half’s section play. Come out and support your Lady Hawks as they continue on their path to the Pete. Go Lady Hawks!