Dee Hinkeldey was the Cyclones' big weapon Tuesday night, scoring a team-high 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a 61-57 win over Schaller-Crestland.
Hinkeldey made ten of 12 two-point shots an two free throws.
Junior point guard Jahde Hammer hit eight two-point field goals for 16 points and freshman guard Kelsie Peterson added eight points.
The Cyclones got out of the gates quickly, taking an 18-7 lead after one quarter. Schaller-Crestland trailed 33-21 at the half and 47-29 after three frames. The Wildcats rallied to outscore Alta 22-10 in the last quarter before falling six points short.
"We gave them a good run at the end of the game," Schaller-Crestland coach Lori McDermott said. "But with two sluggish quarters, we couldn't quite get there. Alta really outrebounded us on both ends of the floor."
The Wildcats were led by a game-high 27 points by senior forward Ayla Ringgenberg, who added seven rebounds. She made ten two pointers, two three-pointers and one free throw.
Point guard Kayla Bihrer and Becky Willer each netted eight point for the Wildcats. Alta outrebounded S-C 33-23.
Storm Lake 44
The Tornado girls played well at Cherokee Tuesday night, but not well enough to to come away with a win in this Lakes Conference contest.
Storm Lake outrebounded taller-Cherokee, but was outscored 17-9 in each of the first two quarters to trail 34-18 at the half. Cherokee was never seriously threatened after that.
"The girls played better (Tuesday night) than the last couple of games," SLHS coach Stacey VanDerSloot said. "We did a good job of getting the shots we wanted.
"But we missed too many shots from in close; we need to finish. Cherokee is a very good team with lots of height, but we were able to outrebound them. We still gave up too many offensive rebounds.
"Overall," VanDerSloot said, "this will be a good game to build on."
Senior guard Katie Overturf led the Tornadoes with 18 points, a steal and four rebounds. Senior post player Kristan Erskine added 12 points and nine rebounds.
Amanda Proczak added six board and senior Heidi Hammen five.
Sioux Central 66,
Sioux Central's 6-foot-1 post player Stef Madsen made 11 of 14 two pointers and added two free throws for 24 points in this conference win.
Madsen also had a huge game rebounding, coming up with 13 boards, including five offensive rebounds.
Sioux Central took a 22-10 lead after one quarter and led 38-20 at the half, cruising in the last two frames for the win.
Rebel shooting guard Beth Ehlers knocked down five three-pointers and finished with 21 points. Junior forward Briana Scharn added nine points on three three-pointers, while Chelsea Winterboer recorded five points and a team-high five assists.
Sioux Central held a 29-18 edge on the boards. Ehlers added seven rebounds and Brooke Loving four.
Junior forward Kristen Munden scored a game-high 14 points in Aurelia Friday night in this non-conference Bulldog victory.
Aurelia post player Amy Hirschman also finished in double figures with 11 points.
The Bulldogs led 14-6 after one quarter, but G-H outscored them 15-9 in the second quarter to trail 23-21 at the intermission. Aurelia led 38-26 after three quarters and won going away, outscoring the Pirates 23-14 for the final margin.
Emily Schlinz led Galva-Holstein with ten points while Kelli Beyer added seven.