Larsen, Schumann pace N-F girls past SLHS
Newell-Fonda post players Jenn Schumann and Andrea Larsen both finished with a game-high 17 points here Thursday night to lead the Lady Mustangs to a 62-46 win over Storm Lake.
Senior guard Kristen Culp added 11 points for Newell-Fonda and Sarah Culp added six.
Three players reached double figures for the Tornado girls, including 13 for senior guard Anna Paulsen, 12 for Mel Fisher and ten for post player Kristan Erskine.
Newell-Fonda led 10-8 after the first quarter and broke things open in the second, outscoring the Tornadoes 17-9 for a 27-17 lead at the half.
"We had a off night getting our shots to fall," said Storm Lake High coach Stacey VanDerSloot.
Storm Lake rallied in the third quarter, outscoring N-F 20-17 to decrease the deficit to 44-37 after three quarters.
"I thought we did a good job coming out of halftime," VanDerSloot said. "We came within three points, but just ran out of gas. I thought we hustled and played hard."
Newell-Fonda coach Dick Jungers was also pleased with his team's performance.
"This was a great ball game for both teams," he said. "Storm Lake did a lot of nice things on defense. We did a great job attacking the basket and getting to the foul line, but I felt we had some mental breakdowns throughout the game.
"We overcame those with good hustle and by being disciplined on offense and defense. This was a great game to get us ready for tournaments."
Newell-Fonda was 14 of 17 from the free throw line while the Tornadoes were nine of 13. Storm Lake outrebounded Newell-Fonda 29-27.
Fisher grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, breaking the SLHS school records for career rebounds. Fisher now has 508 rebounds in her career and broke Billie Blanchards record of 500 rebounds.
With the loss, Storm Lake dropped to 9-9 on the season while the Lady Mustangs improved to 16-3.