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THE HAWLEY NUGGET GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM watches the final seconds tick away on their quest for a Class 2A state championship. Those pictured include (L to R) Tanis Lura, Ashley Ritter, Amy Stoa, Erica Aman and Laure Olson.

Minnehaha Academy denies Hawley perfection

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MINNEAPOLIS - State tournament appearance No. 7 proved not to be so lucky for the Hawley girls basketball team.

The Nuggets, making their first state appearance since 2005, were defeated for the first time this season in a 56-31 loss to Minnehaha Academy in the Minnesota Class 2A state quarterfinals.


"They did a nice job," Hawley coach Bill Gottenborg said of the Section 4 champion Redhawks. "They played very good defensively and they got their shots to drop on offense."

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