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SLHS girls edge Poky; Rebel teams triumph

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Senior guard/forward Mel Fisher scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds here Saturday night at the SLHS gym, leading the Tornado girls to a 59-55 victory.

Fisher hit eight of 15 two point shots, and was one of three from beyond the arc. Senior guard Anna Paulsen added 14 points while Heidi Hammen added eight.

SLHS coach Stacey VanDerSloot was pleased with the victory.

"Our team certainly came ready to play tonight," she said. "It was nice to see them bounce back after the loss to LeMars Friday night.

"We pushed the ball hard tonight and shot 48 percent from the field and 33 percent from beyond the arc. We still need to work on rebounding. We still give up way too many second chance shots."

The Tornadoes forced 15 turnovers while committing just 11 themselves.


RUTHVEN - The Sioux Central boys and girls basketball teams made it a clean sweep here Friday night over Ruthven-Ayrshire cage teams.

The Sioux Central boys beat their R-A counterparts 58-48.

Rebel guard Cody Wiitmaack scored a game-high 23 points, adding three rebounds, three assists and four steals. Forward Luke Lovin added nine points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks.

"We played a very disciplined game," said Sioux Central coach Chris Wildeman. "We kept our turnovers down and had very good shot selection. Our bench played very well and gave us big minutes when some starters got into foul trouble."

The Rebels led 12-9 after the first quarter, 31-23 at the half and 41-36 after three quarters.

The Rebels outrebounded Ruthven-Ayrshire 26-21 and forced 17 turnovers while committing just 11 themselves.

Meanwhile, the Lady Rebels ran to a 58-22 rout of RA. Beth Ehlers led the offensive attack with 14 points while Katie Ehlers added 11 and Abbey Biedenfeld 10.

Sioux Central led 15-4 after one quarter and outscored RA 13-0 in the second frame for a 28-4 lead at the half. The Rebels outscored RA 17-7 in the third quarter and 13-11 in the fourth.

The Sioux Central girls shot 42 percent from the field while holding RA to just 27 percent, outrebounding RA 43-18.

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