Monday, November 25, 2013

Hawks Nab First Win of Season

Women's Basketball: Rachel Payne 2013-14
Payne scored a career-high 27 points to lift the Hawks to victory. (Jim Cummins)
Box Score

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – Rachel Payne (Wheeling, Ill./Schaumburg Christian Academy) scored a career-high 27 points to propel the Harper College women's basketball team to a 65-43 victory over McHenry County College on Thursday night. The win gave head coach Jenny Turpel her first career college coaching victory.

The Hawks (1-6) jumped out to a 35-16 halftime lead. Payne continued pouring it on in the second half and finished 10-of-18 from the floor while grabbing eight rebounds. Her previous career high was 23 points, on two separate occasions last season against Triton (Jan. 26) and Wright (Feb. 9).

Kelli Berglund (/Wheeling) scored 12 points and Monica Hinderer (Arlington Heights, Ill./The Willows Academy)chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds in the win.

The Hawks have the weekend off before hosting Elgin Community College on Tuesday at 5 PM. Elgin topped Harper 59-49 in the Hawks' season opener on Nov. 5.

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