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"Five years ago, we started with eight girls," Hammond said. "The rewards that they're reaping right now, they’ve put in time. Great kids, and they’re great leaders. They’re great teachers. In practice, they’re teaching the JV team. With them on the court, it lessens my job and makes it easier."
Rachel Pahl, a junior, leads the Giants in scoring at 10.5 points a game. Winter averages 9.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, five assists and 3.9 steals a game, and Wanderer is at 8.3 points a game.
Also providing significant contributions are a pair of sophomores, Abby Wanderer (6.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg) and Kendra Cashmore (5.4 ppg).
More opponents are starting to take notice of the Giants, Pahl said.
"I feel like a lot of teams kind of look past the 1952 championship kind of thing, and think, ‘Oh, it’s just Hebron and we can beat them. They’re just a small town with a bunch of farm girls,'" Pahl said. "But I think we’ve held our own and made a name for ourselves. I feel real proud to wear the jersey and the uniform.
"We’re really proud of everybody and how everybody is doing."