Second quarter scoring slump sinks Ar-We-Va
Through most of the first quarter the game was even. Then came the second quarter, which proved to be the ultimate difference in the contest.
Audubon held Ar-We-Va scoreless in the second quarter of Thursday’s game, propelling them to a 53-30 win.
Throughout the first quarter it was hard to determine who was in control. Ar-We-Va and Audubon both took turns trading the lead. However Audubon was able to gain a 16-10 lead. Audubon would score the next 13 straight points, holding the Rockets scoreless in the second quarter.
In the second half the Rockets added just 20 points to their half of the scoreboard.
No scoring stats were reported at press time.
Overall Ar-We-Va stands at 2-9 this season.
Underwood powers past Wolves in Thursday game
IKM-Manning was able to keep fighting throughout the contest on Thursday, but Underwood continued to gain the advantages.
The Eagles were able gain a 12-point advantage through the first quarter, but IKM-Manning had dwindled that lead to 10 points at halftime.
Underwood started to run away with the game in the second half as they scored 39 points. The Wolves were held to just 20 points in the second half.
Alexa Ahrenholtz finished the game with 15 points to lead the Wolves. She added six rebounds. Taylor Ferneding added seven points with five rebounds and four steals.
Nicole Hansen added five points with six rebounds. Also scoring five points was Bianca Cadwell who had four rebounds.
Macie Doyel finished with three points.
Overall the Wolves are 2-6 on the season.
Wildcats ground Hawkeyes with monster night from Wallace
By halftime, the Wildcat fans that didn’t need to stay for the boys game, could have already started to plan their trip back east.
The Wildcats were a hungry team on Friday night as they earned a 77-49 victory over West Harrison. The Wildcats didn’t waste any time gaining an advantage over the Hawkeyes. By halftime Glidden-Ralston had gained a 43-19 advantage. That lead would shrink to just 22 points after the third quarter, but the Wildcats didn’t let up as they scored 20 points in the final frame, while holding West Harrison to 15.
Gretchen Wallace had a big night on Friday. She scored 24 points with nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals.
Tiela Janssen added 12 points with four assists. Morgan Koehler finished with 17 points. Kim Daily added 10 points. Paige Klocke had 11 points. Vanessa Koehler concluded the night with three points.
The win was the 10th straight victory Glidden-Ralston notched over West Harrison. It also improves the Wildcats to 5-4 this year.
South Central Calhoun stunned by Storm Lake St. Mary’s
At first a four point deficit didn’t seem like too much. The problem was that deficit kept climbing over the next two quarters.
South Central Calhoun would eventually get to their scoring prowess, but it wasn’t until the fourth quarter when the lead was too great to come back from.
Storm Lake St. Mary’s was able to take a 67-55 win away from SCC on Friday night.
The Titans were stymied with just six points in the opening quarter, but they trailed by just four points.
The Panthers of St. Mary’s continued the attack, and grew to an eight point advantage at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, SCC trailed 49-33. Although the Titans were able to gain a 22-18 advantage at the end of the fourth quarter, St. Mary’s was able to take the win.
This is the first time in the last seven meetings that St. Mary’s was able to best SCC.
Riley Batta and Kylee Schleisman both led the Titans in scoring with 12 points. Emma Anderson added 11 points. Brielle Korleski finished with eight points. Sayer Steig had five points. Sally Musselman had four points. Addisyn Korleski had three points.
The Titans move to 9-2 overall this season.
Raiders fall to Emmetsburg
Maty Quirk continued to be a star for the Raiders on Friday night.
Despite a 14-point effort from the senior, East Sac fell to Emmetsburg 46-25.
The Raiders were only able to score 13 points in the first half. Emmetsburg had 21 points in the opening eight minutes.
Both teams struggled to score anything in the third quarter, as both teams combined for just five points. In the final frame the E-Hawks ran away with the game with a 22-10 run.
Quirk did most of the damage for the Raiders. She also had three assists and five points. Bree Boeckman added five points with three rebounds in the game. Carly Fischer finished with four points and two steals. Lauren Litterer had two points.
East Sac stands at 2-9 overall on the season.
Coon Rapids-Bayard falls in second-straight contest
A slow start put the Crusaders in too deep of a deficit on Friday night.
The Crusaders were out scored 21-4 in the first quarter. Although they would fight back the Crusaders would fall in Friday’s contest 44-34.
Woodbine’s strong first quarter was slowed over the next two quarters as the Crusaders limited the Tigers to just 14 points over the next two frames.
By the start of the fourth quarter the Crusaders were trailing by just nine points 35-26.
Although both teams had a strong fourth quarter, it was Woodbine that preserved the lead and ultimately the win.
Brynn Bass led the Crusaders with 13 points. Both Alaya Betts and Miranda Garcia added six points each. Jessica Evans had four points. Mia Leighty finished with three points.
Coon Rapids-Bayard moves to 4-5 on the season.