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SLHS girls shoot lights out in win over 'Cats

Monday, January 9, 2006

Led by Katie Overturf's 20 points and double figure scoring from three other players, the Storm Lake High girls basketball team rolled past Schaller-Crestland here Thursday night at the SLHS gym.

With the 84-62 win, the Tornadoes improved to 2-8 on the season.

"We shot the ball extremely well," SLHS coach Stacey VanDerSloot said. "Our shooting from beyond the arc really opened up our inside game."

VanDerSloot added that her team didn't turn the ball over as much Thursday as it had in recent games.

"We hit the boards hard, grabbing 43 rebounds, with Kristan (Erskine) leading the way," she said. "Amanda Cavanaugh came off the bench and was on fire.

"Katie did a good job of driving the lane; it was a great team effort."

Cavanaugh finished with 13 points, while senior off-guard Heidi Hammen added 11 and forward Amanda Proczak 10. Erskine added nine points and Amy Kessler added eight off the bench.

The Tornadoes trailed 22-19 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored Schaller-Crestland 20-11 in the second frame for a 39-33 lead at the half.

The Tornadoes led 60-44 after three quarters and cruised the rest of the way.

Cavanaugh hit three three-point shots while Overturf was seven of 14 from two-point range.

Hammen added a team-high eight assist and pitched in with seven rebounds. The Tornadoes outrebounded the Wildcats 43-38 and shot 46 percent from two-point range. The Storm Lake girls play host to Spirit Lake on Friday.

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