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Harlan Girls Verify #1 Ranking With 69-17 Win Over Creston


(Harlan) If there was any doubt that the Harlan girls basketball team is for real this season, it was likely erased Tuesday night. Harlan controlled that game from the opening tip in a 69-17 home win over Creston.

 

The Cyclones eliminated any drama in the game by racing out to a 29-3 first quarter lead. They would continue to open things up in the second quarter to lead 50-7 at halftime. With the running clock in effect the Cyclones cruised to a 69-17 victory and 4-0 start to the year.

 

Harlan head coach Zach Klaassen said the win ranks right up there with the Denison-Schleswig victory in terms of the team's top performances so far this year. Coming up on Friday is a big matchup with Lewis Central. The Titans were the only team to beat Harlan in the regular season last year. LC opened the season ranked #2 in Class 4A right behind top rated Harlan, but the Titans have dropped in the rankings with losses to Red Oak and Shenandoah.

 

Click here for the interview with Harlan coach Zach Klaassen