Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sydney Hovland (Underwood Girls Basketball)

By Craig Olson
Underwood, MN

Senior Sydney Hovland of the Underwood girls basketball team is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week.

Hovland averaged 17.3 points per game, just under 8 rebounds per game, made 15-of-29 field goal attempts and 23-of-27 freee throws as the Rockets won 2 of their 3 games during the week.

In their 71-50 home court win over Brandon-Evansville on Monday night Hovland scored 22 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 5 steals.  She followed that with a 10 point, 5 rebound performance in a 51-41 loss to conference leading Parkers Prairie on Thursday.  Saturday at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Hovland led the Rockets to a 58-46 win over Hancock, recording a double-double (20 points, 11 rebounds) and dishing our 4 assists.

For the season, Hovland is averaging 15.7 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game adn 1.5 assists per game.  The Rockets entered the week with a record of 16-6.