The Newell-Fonda girls basketball team broke open a close game in the third quarter here Saturday night, then holding off Galva-Holstein to come away with a 57-55 victory.
Galva-Holstein held a 12-9 at the end of the first quarter and 30-22 at the half.
The Mustangs turned up the defense in the third quarter, outscoring the Pirates 23-9 to retake the lead at 45-39 after three frames.
Galva-Holstein rallied to outscore Newell-Fonda 16-12 in the final quarter before falling two-points short.
"This was a good game to get us back on track," said Newell-Fonda girls basketball coach Dick Jungers. "Our girls did a nice job of knocking down open shots and they played hard for 32 minutes.
"We need to do a better job of identifying the players that are hurting us, but we played good enough to get back on the winning side again."
The Mustangs were led by guards Hanna Reis and Sara Culp. Reis hit five of nine three pointers, and added two free throws to finish with 17 points.
Culp also recorded 17 points. She was seven of nine at the free throw line and added two of three from beyond the arc and two of three from two-point range.
Senior center Sam Schaffer had a big night on the boards, finishing with ten points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Senior forward Ashley Lussman added five boards and ten points. Lussman connected on three of the three-point shots she took.
As a team, the Mustangs were seven of 16 from two point range and ten of 18 from three-point range. Newell-Fonda made 13 of 19 free throws. The Mustangs had just 12 turnovers and added 15 assists.
Sac City 96,
Sac City's Jenna Crabb scored a career-high 26 points in Sac City Friday night, leading the Indians to an easy Northwest Conference victory.
Three other Sac City players reached double figures, including Dani Berry with 21 points, Adrienne Point with 13 and Carrie Duffy with ten points.
Senior forward Ayla Ringgenberg led Schaller-Crestland with 21 points. She was seven of 16 from two-point range and seven of nine from the free throw line. Molly Sippel added nine points and guard Beck Willer pitched in with seven points."
"This was a tough game for us," Schaller-Crestland coach Lori McDermott. "Kayla Bihrer was out with a kidney infection and Sasha Jackson was out with an ankle injury.
"Our girls still played hard and hustled for four quarters."
Sac City got off to a fast start Friday night, outscoring the Wildcats 25-8 in the first quarter. They put the game away in the second quarter, outscoring Schaller-Crestland 28-9 for a 53-17 lead at the half.
The Wildcats made just 30 percent of their shots from the field, including 13 of 42 from two-point range and one of 12 from three-point range.
They pulled down six defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds. Schaller-Crestland also turned the ball over 21 times.
Despite 15 points from Kelsey Meyer and ten from Lindsey Seipker, the Laurens-Marathon lost this 50-43 decision in Laurens Friday night.
Katie Lenerz led WLVA with 15 points while Kelli Schmidt netted 13. The Chargers and WLVA were tied a 13 after the first quarter, but WLVA outscored them 16-3 in the second quarter for a 29-16 at the half. The Chargers came back strong in the second half, outscoring WLVA 11-7 in the third quarter and 145-12 in the fourth quarter before falling seven points short.