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Tornado girls fall to Sheldon in Lakes tilt

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

The Storm Lake High girls basketball team struggled offensively with it's inside and outside game here Saturday night in a 59-50 loss to Sheldon.

"We forced them into 18 turnovers and only had seven," said Storm Lake High girls basketball coach Stacey VanDerSloot. "We handled the ball well, but struggled with our shooting."

The Tornadoes just 32.3 percent from the field while Sheldon shot 43.9 percent. Sheldon got to the free throw line 26 times and made 19 while the Tornadoes made only two trips to the line, making both.

"We need to get to the free throw line by being more aggressive," VanDerSloot said. "Our two chances to their 26 chances at the line really hurt us.

"And they outrebounded us by 14. We need to do a better job of getting inside position."

Storm Lake forward Molly Daniels had an outstanding game for Storm Lake, finishing with a team-high 22 points and adding six three-point baskets, a new school record. The old record was five and was set in 1998 vs. Hull Western Christian.

Junior guard Mel Fisher added 15 points while center Chelsea Anderson added six.

Storm Lake led 14-12 after the first quarter but was outscored 12-10 in the second quarter for a tie at 24 at the half. Sheldon had a 20-14 advantage in the third quarter and a 15-14 advantage in the fourth quarter for the final margin.

Fisher led Storm Lake in rebounding with six while Anderson added five. Sheldon outrebounded the Tornado girls 35-21.

Up next for the Storm Lake girls is another challenge. They'll play host to state-ranked Newell-Fonda Thursday night at the SLHS gym. Game time is 6:30 p.m.



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