Rebels take care of Panthers; NF beats P-P
Three players reached double figures for the Sioux Central boys basketball team here Tuesday night as the Rebels ran to a 76-33 win over Storm Lake-St. Mary's.
Jake Reiling led Sioux Central's balanced attack with 12 points while Kyle Rehnstrom hit for 11 points and post player Jason Ferguson added ten.
Jeff Foell played his best game of the season for St. Mary's, according to coach Brad Wild, finishing with a team-high 12 points.
Abe Flanigan added five points for the Panthers while Devin Landgraf, Charlie Benz and T.J. Miller each added four.
The Panthers got off to a big deficit after the first quarter, trailing 25-9. Sioux Central led 41-18 at the half and 60-28 after three quarters.
St. Mary's hurt itself at the free throw line, hitting just eight of 22 from the stripe.
"Jeff Foell played his best game of the year," Wild said Wednesday. "We had a tough time matching the quickness and athleticism of Sioux Central.
"They had a nice mixture of shooters and post-up players. We did a nice job feeding the post, but need to convert on our free throw opportunities better."
Flanigan had a nice floor game for St. Mary's, adding five assists and notching three steals. Benz had four rebounds for the Panthers.
Sioux Central coach Chris Wildeman was pleased with his team's play.
"We did a good job in transition - we ran an excellent transition offense," he said. "And we rebounded very well."
He added that his bench players also had fine performances, finishing with 35 points and 19 rebounds.
Jessob Steffen had ten points and nine rebounds for the Rebels while Ferguson added ten rebounds. Sioux Central also forced St. Mary's into 19 turnovers while committing 12 of their own. The Rebels outrebounded the Panthers 35-15.
Newell-Fonda 54, Pomeroy-Palmer 39
Aaron Kaufman and Tim Seagran scored 14 and 12 points, respectively, as Newell-Fonda improved to 12-0- with this conference win.
Matt Stauter added seven points and Jared Nepple and Beau Artist added six each.
"This was a defensive battle tonight," said Newell-Fonda coach Paul Loos. "Each team was able to establish some runs."
He added that his team had a big run to close out the first half.
"Any time a team can walk off Pomeroy-Palmer's floor with a win, it's a nice win," Loos said.
Newell-Fonda got off to a fast start, outscoring Pomeroy-Palmer 19-9 in the first quarter. Aided by their late first-half run, the Mustangs led 45-27 at the half.
Newell-Fonda outscored P-P 19-11 in the third quarter and was outscored 10-9 in the fourth quarter.
The Mustangs shot well from the field, shooting 21 of 41 from two point range. However, they hit just three of 19 three point attempts.
The Mustangs outrebounded Pomeroy-Palmer 22-16 and forced them into 22 turnovers while committing just 12 of their own.
Tyler Johnson led P-P with 12 points while Steven Hutchinson added nine.
Schaller-Crestland 69, Aurelia 56
Senior post player Kevin Drake scored a game-high 20 points in Aurelia Tuesday night, leading Schaller-Crestland to this win over the Bulldogs.
Two other players had significant scoring totals for S-C, as both seniors Jim Alesch and Nathan Johnson added 17 points.
Aurelia post player Matt Berg led his team with 19 points while Bryan Lemke added ten.
With the win, the Wildcats improved to 2-6 overall and to 2-5 in Northwest Conference play.
Schaller-Crestland shot well from two point range, hitting 16 of 28. They hit on five of 22 two-point shots.
The game was close early. Both teams scored 12 points in the first quarter, but the Wildcats outscored Aurelia 23-15 in the second quarter for a 33-27 lead at the half. The Wildcats trailed 50-49 at the last break but broke the game open in the fourth quarter, outscoring Aurelia 19-7 for the win.
Aurelia coach Grant Peckenschneider liked his team's first-half performance.
"We just put them on the line too much," Peckenschneider said. "It was a one-point game going into the fourth quarter but we played flat in the last quarter. I was very disappointed with the missed layups and we probably lost 20 points by missing them. But Matt Berg had a very solid game."
The Wildcats made 19 of 22 free throws in the contest.
Alta 90, Sac City 58
Four players reached double figures for Alta in this Northwest Conference win for the Cyclones.
Talented point guard Eric Holton led the way with a game-high 19 points while Jamie Hammer added 14, Justin DeMann 13 and Heath Stille 11.
Alta was productive in all four quarters, taking a 26-14 lead after the first quarter, leading 47-28 at the half and 76-37 at the last break.
"We did a good job defensively and that created some easy baskets for us," said Alta coach Larry McNutt. "It was a good team effort and our guys showed a lot of character bouncing back after last Saturday night's loss to Storm Lake."
Alta outrebounded Sac City 26-18 and both teams had 19 turnovers.