Washington Evening Journal
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WELLMAN - The Mid-Prairie High School boys basketball team accomplished something Tuesday that hadn't happened since Jan. 30, 2010, a win against Iowa City Regina. The Mid-Prairie girls had a lead on the visiting Regals, but lost 49-43 in the River Valley Conference game.
After losing 22 straight games to the Regals boys teams, the Golden Hawks not only posted a win, they were so far ahead the mercy rule was enacted and the clock ran continuously. The final result was 64-27. The Jan. 30, 2010 win of 57-48 was the second that season after a 76-56 win Dec. 11, 2009, almost 11 years to the day of Tuesday.
Mid-Prairie, which improved its record to 2-1, was hot from the beginning and led 15-6 after the first quarter, 34-10 by halftime. Alex Bean led the Hawks with 17 points, Carter Harmsen added 16 and Aidan Rath 10. Harmsen also snagged 11 rebounds for a double-double and doled out five assists while taking two steals. Jackson Pennington supplied eight assists with five steals, six rebounds and three points.
The Mid-Prairie girls started the night with a 15-9 lead after the first quarter, but trailed 28-25 at halftime. A 9-7 third-quarter advantage closed the gap to a point at 35-34 starting the fourth quarter.
Maddie Nonnenmann supplied the firepower for the Golden Hawks, going 9-of-14 on field goals including a three to finish with 20 points, seven rebounds, four steals, two assists, and a block. Ester Hughes stat line included seven points, nine rebounds, two steals and two assists. Myah Lugar contributed four points, six rebounds and four assists. Phelan Hostetler had eight points and Nora Pennington four.
Annie Gahan scored 17 for the Regals and Grace Gaarde 10. The Hawks are 2-2 while Regina is 3-0.