Abby Hanson shoots from three-point range as teammate Carly McCabe watches from across the court during last Tuesday’s game against Houston.  HEATHER KLEIBOER/NEWS-RECORD
Abby Hanson shoots from three-point range as teammate Carly McCabe watches from across the court during last Tuesday’s game against Houston. HEATHER KLEIBOER/NEWS-RECORD
Mabel-Canton girls added two wins to its season record last week as it hosted Houston and LeRoy-Ostrander at home.

M-C versus Houston

The Cougars turned an eight-point halftime advantage into a 21-point blowout on Tuesday, defeating the Hurricanes, 62-41, in Mabel.

Tough defense and good ball control won the day for the hosts. M-C enjoyed a nearly three-to-one (22-8) edge in steals, forcing Houston to turn the ball over 27 times while only losing seven possessions. It gave the Cougars a 68-45 edge in field goal attempts. Both teams averaged 40 percent from the field.

Lydia Geving was on target for 26 points, hitting 11 of 26 from the field and three of four from the foul line. She also grabbed seven rebounds, lifted five steals and passed for six assists with only one turnover.

Classmate Carly McCabe poured in 17 points, including three buckets from beyond the arc. With seven steals, three assists with only one turnover, three boards and two blocked shots, she was a force on both ends of the court. Sara Lind had eight points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Hannah Nolte scored five points and snagged six boards. Coranda Vickerman added four points, seven steals, two assists and two rebounds.

Senior Abbey Loken led the Hurricanes with 23 points, hitting 10 of 17 from the field and two of three from the line. She also collected seven rebounds. Sophomore Kelly Jerviss had four points and 10 rebounds.

M-C versus LeRoy-Ostrander

When M-C hosted LeRoy-Ostrander three days later, the Cougars battled back from an 18-14 halftime deficit to beat the Cardinals, 46-38.

Geving led with 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals. McCabe chipped in for 10 points and came up with six rebounds and four steals. Nolte poured in 10 points and finished off the double double with 15 rebounds. Lind scored four and collected nine boards. Abby Hanson got two blocks, seven rebounds and two points. Vickerman had five rebounds, passed for two assists, and scored three points.

Becca Bunne led the Cardinals with a double-double of 19 points, 14 rebounds. The senior also grabbed seven steals and dished out four assists. Samantha Siskow snagged 10 boards and netted five points.

Up next:

Mabel-Canton travels to the Winona State tourney on Dec. 26 and Dec. 28, taking on Cotter in the first match, and Cochran-Fountain City in the second.