Blue Hawk women's basketball fell in conference battle to the Bellevue Bruins, 49-40. The Bruins saw two individuals reach double digits which proved to be too much for the Blue Hawks.
The Blue Hawks opened up the game strong, jumping to an early lead. Behind Madison Hansen's six first quarter points the Blue Hawks outscored the Bruins 17-14 in the period. In the second quarter, the Bruins were able to stifle the DSU attack. That along with the Blue Hawks stumbling into foul trouble gave the upper hand to Bellevue. The Bruins took a six-point advantage into the second half.
In the second half, the Blue Hawks continued to struggle offensively. The Bruins continued to expand their lead in the third quarter, maintaining it in the fourth. The Blue Hawk's late attack was not enough, the Bruins took the conference win 49-40.
Caletria Curtis of Bellevue led all scorers with 15 points. Curtis tallied a double-double, leading the game, with 14 rebounds. The Blue Hawks saw eight of their nine players score points throughout the game. Riley Helmick led the Blue Hawks with nine.
Neither team shot the ball extremely effectively, each around 30%. But, the Bruins out rebounding the Blue Hawks by 14 proved to be the difference.
The Blue Hawk women's basketball team will take on conference opponent Dakota State Saturday afternoon at 3:00.