Windsor/Stew-Stras beat Ramsey on Day 1 of the tourney, 47-35. Windsor/Stew-Stras also beat Meridian, 50-37, and WSS beat Dieterich, 57-42. That out them them in the championship game on Saturday, against CHBC.

WWS and Dieterich were locked in a battle in the 1st period, tying at the end, 13-13. The Maroons defense held WSS to just 7 points in the 2nd, but only managed 8 points themselves. Dieterich led by one at the half, 21-20.

The Hatchets The 3rd period was more equality, with WSS taking the period, 13-11, and taking a 1-point lead, heading into the 4th. A tidal change occurred. The Hatchets exploded for a 24-10 run down the stretch and buried Dieterich, by 15 points, 57-42.

Hannah Hayes zigged and zagged and had frequent flyer miles at the free throw line on her way to a 30-point performance in the Hatchet win. Hayes shot 22 free throws and made 19 (86.3%). She also made 4-of-7 two-point shots (57%) and 1-of-3 from the arc (33%) for a total of 50% from the field. She led the team with 5 assists and with 2 steals and grabbed 7 boards.

Her sister, freshman Natalie Hayes followed in double figures with 11 points. She shot 3-of-7 (42.8%) from close in and 0-of-1 from the arc for 37.5% from the field. Natalie made 5-of-8 foul shots. (62.5%). She also snared 7 boards.

Post player Mikala Nichols also scored 11 points. Nichols was 5-of-17 from the floor (29.4%) and was 1-of-3 at the line (33%). Nichols was defensively tough, blocking 5 shots and getting 15 caroms.

Friday CHBC Tourney

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WSS stats: H Hayes 30 (4/7-2s, 1/3 pts FGs, 19/22 FTs), 7 reb (3 O/4 D), 5 asst, 2 stl; N Hayes 11 (3/11-2s, 0/1-3 pt FGs, 5/8 FTs), 7 reb (2/5); Nichols 11 (5/17 FGs, 1/3 FTs), 15 reb (6/9), 5 blk; Serenity Weeden 3 (1/3 FGs, 1/5 FTs), 5 reb (2/3); Chloe Dasenbrock 1 (0/1 FGs, 1/4 FTs), 3 reb (2/1), 1 asst; Anna Schlechte 1 (0/2 FGs, 1/2 FTs), 1 reb (0/1). Team FGs 14/44 (31.8%). 3-Pointers: 1/4 (25%) (H Hayes). Team FTs 28-of-44 (63%). Reb 38. Asst 6. Stl 2. TO 15. PF 17

Later on Friday, the Hatchets dispatched with Meridian, 50-37.

The Hatchet post, Mikala Nichols took over in this game. Nichols scored 17 points hitting 8-of-11 shots (72.7%). She also made 1-of-5 foul shots (20%). Nichols blocked 3 shots and grabbed 5 boards, 4 defensive. She also picked a team-high 3 steals, with only 1 turnover.

Hannah Hayes followed her 30-point performance with a double-double. She scored 10 points and dished 11 assists to one turnover. She shot 3-of-8 from inside the arc (37.5%) and 1-of-3 outside (33%) for 4-of-11 shooting (36.3%). This game she shot just 2 fouls shots (1/2). She had 2 boards (1/1).

Natalie Hayes had a near double-double. She scored eight points and snagged 10 rebounds. She shot 100% from the floor (3-of-3) and was 2-of-4 at the line. She dished 3 assists and had 9 defensive boards with 1 steal.

Anna Schlechte and Serenity Weeden followed with 6 points, each. Schlechte shot 3-of-8 (37.5%) and Weeden sho 3-of-6 (50%). Weeden added 3 rebounds (1/2).

WSS’ assist to turnover ratio was 3.13 to 2. The assist/steal to turnover ratio was 2 to 1.

That win put WSS in the championship game on Saturday with host CHBC.

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WSS stats: Nichols 17 (8/11 FGs, 1/5 FTs), 5 reb (1/4), 3 blk, 3 stl; H Hayes 10 (3/8-2s, 1/2-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), 2 reb (1/1), 11 asst; N Hayes 8 (3/3 FGs, 2/4 FTs), 10 reb (1/9), 3 asst, 1 stl; Weeden 6 (3/6 FGs), 3 reb (1/2), 2 asst; Schlechte 6 (3/8 FGs), Dasenbrock 3 (1/1-2s, 0/1-3 pt FGs, 1/2 FTs), 1 reb (1/0, 2 asst, 2 stl; Mariah Hoene 1 asst. Team FGs 21-of-40 (52.5%). 3-Pointers: 1/3 (33%) (H Hayes). Team FTs 5-of-13 (38.4%). Reb 31. Asst 19. Stl 6. TO 12.

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

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