Entering a matchup with the Milwaukee Academy of Science on Tuesday, Dec. 28, the Sun Prairie girls basketball team knew they had a solid challenge entering the gym. The Novas were ranked the No. 6 team in Division 4, thanks in large part to their top player, senior guard and North Dakota commit Nakiyah Hurst.
Hurst performed as advertised, knocking down five 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 24 points. The Cardinals knew Hurst would get hers. What they didn’t anticipate was the scoring explosion from junior guard Beautiful Waheed. Waheed knocked down four 3-pointers of her own as she scored 18 on the game. The offensive explosion from the Novas was too much for Sun Prairie to keep pace with down the stretch, accepting its second loss of the season by a score of 72-47.