The LeMars girls basketball team showed here Friday night why it might be the class of the Lakes Conference in 2004-2005.
Playing determined basketball on both ends of the floor, the Lady Bulldogs routed Storm Lake 63-39.
With the loss, the Tornadoes dropped to 0-2 in conference play while LeMars improved to 2-0. LeMars is 2-2 overall and Storm Lake 1-2 overall.
The Tornadoes got off to a slow start, as LeMars rolled to a 22-8 first quarter lead. The Bulldogs led 37-13 at the half and 48-24 after three quarters.
Senior Mel Fisher led Storm Lake with 13 points while senior forward Amy Sennert netted ten and senior guard Anna Paulsen six.
Eleven LeMars players scored in the game, led by Katie Sponder's 17 points. Kendra Collins added 13.
The Tornadoes play at home tonight against Pocahontas.
Jennifer Schumann scored a game-high 20 points in Newell Friday night as the Lady Mustangs rolled to this win.
Newell-Fonda led 14-8 after one quarter and 30-13 at the half. The Lady Mustangs outscored Aurelia 15-0 in the third quarter and 16-4 in the fourth quarter for the final margin.
With the win, Newell-Fonda improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference action. Coach Dick Jungers was pleased with the win.
"We playeed some tenacious defense for 32 minutes and made things really difficult for Aurelia," he said. "I was pleased with our effort. Aurelia had a quick and athletic ballclub. This was a great way for us to end a busy week."
N-F guard Hanna Reis added nine points on three three-point shots while guard Kristen Culp added nine points and Sam Schaffer seven.
Sophomore post player Kristine Munden led the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points while Amy Hirschman added four.
Sac City 59,
Despite 11 points from sophomore point guard Jahde Hammer and ten from post player Dee Hinkeldey, Sac City rolled to this win to improve to 2-0 in Northwest Conferenced play.
Sac City's talented guard duo of Brittany Kreft and Brittany Lange led the way with 24 and 17 points, respectively.
The Indians led 14-10 after the first quarter and outscored Alta 23-10 in the second frame for a 37-20 lead at the half. Sac City led 47-26 after three quarters.
Hinkeldey and senior post player Jenny Mahr each netted seven rebounds for Alta while Hammer added six.
Clay Central-Everly 55
St. Mary's 33
Clay Central-Everly's 1,000-point scorer Jennifer Parsons scored a game-high 23 points in Storm Lake Friday night to help lift her team to this win.
The Panthers led 10-7 at the end of the first period. The second period saw both teams either tied or ahead by no more than two points through most of the quarter. The Panthers kept pace with the Mavericks right up until 1:51 remaining in the half when the score was tied 21-21.
Point guard Abby Richardson took a fall and was out for a few minutes which broke the Panthers' momentum.
That was the point where the Mavericks began to inch ahead to lead 26-21 at the half.
Parsons' scoring onslaught continued in the third period. She nailed a bucket at the buzzer to finish the third quarter 41-27, Mavs.
The Panthers were never able to regain their momentum after that point. Parsons, along with several other teammates, piled up the lead to finish it 55-33, Clay Central-Everly.
Panther Coach Ryan Berg noted it is a rebuilding year for the Panthers, who have just one senior with Katie Larsen.
Berg said one big element for the Panthers to work on is to identify their key opponents and play them well defensively.
Richardson was leading scorer with 9 points, followed by Janie Imming with 8.
Sioux Central 56,
Abbey Biedenfeld netted a game-high 18 points and three of her teammates reached double figures in this win in Sioux Rapids Thursday night.
Beth Ehlers, junior Stef Madsen and sophomore Briana Scharn each added ten points for the winners.
The Lady Rebels led throughout, including 12-10 after the first quarter. They outscored G-T 18-12 in the second quarter for a 30-22 lead at the half. The Rebels led 45-36 after three frames.
Madsen was a key on the boards with nine rebounds while Biedenfeld added seven and junior Chelsea Winterboer six.
The Rebels shot the ball extremely well, making four of six three-pointers and hitting 16 of 35 two-point field goals for 48 percent.
Sioux Central outrebounded Graettinger-Terril 33-32 but committed 20 turnovers to 13 for their non-conference opponents.