SCHALLER - Jessi Bellcock scored 12 points and Lynn Franzkowiak added nine points as Schaller-Crestland hung on for a 44-39 victory over Storm Lake on Saturday night at Schaller.
Schaller-Crestland jumped out to 20-9 lead after the first quarter and led 29-20 at the half. Storm Lake cut it to 37-35 entering the third period.
Brooke Overturf led Storm Lake with 14 points. Billie Blanchard added 10 points and nine rebounds. Overturf grabbed six rebounds and also charted three steals. Molly Daniels handed out five assists.
Jenna Malcom had eight points for the Wildcats, who are now 6-0 overall.
Storm Lake was 18 of 61 shooting from the field for 30 percent compared to 17 of 58 for Schaller-Crestland for 29 percent.
The Tornadoes were just 2 of 12 from the free-throw line for 17 percent. The Wildcats were 8 of 17 for 47 percent.
"Our fourth quarter free throw shooting killed us. We've got to be able to make our free throws down the stretch. We really did a lot of things well. Some of our fast breaks we had some great passes. We also had some good pick and rolls. We're still struggling with the turnovers. We just need to be patient."
Storm Lake, now 0-4 overall, plays host to Spirit Lake tonight.
Get the rest of the girl's basketball roundup in the 12/12/00 Pilot Tribune.