NEWELL - Freshman Susan Kies scored 19 points here Friday night to lead the Mustangs to a hard-fought, 63-56 win over Schaller-Crestland.
The Mustangs' 63-56 was coach Dick Jungers' 100th win in his career.
"We have great people supporting our program and girls that are willing to work hard and give it their all to make that accomplishment possible," Jungers said.
The Mustangs led 18-16 after one quarter and 32-28 at the half. The Wildcats came storming back to outscore Newell-Fonda 13-8 in the third quarter for a 41-40 lead after three frames. Newell-Fonda finished strong, outscoring Schaller-Crestland 23-14 in the final quarter for the seven-point win.
"This was a tournament atmosphere game where we had two teams who wouldn't give up," Jungers said. "Schaller played a fantastic game and we had a heckuva time keeping them off the boards.
"But give our kids credit; we just kept going and going and finally broke away in the fourth quarter," he added.Sarah Culp added ten points for the Mustangs, while Alisa Christensen netted nine and Rachel Culp eight.
Schaller-Crestland post player Chelsey Clayton had a big night offensively and under the boards, scoring a game-high 29 points and adding 17 rebounds. Jill Wedeking also had a big game with 15 points and 15 rebounds.
"It was a close game until the last minute and a half," Wildcat coach Lindsey DeHaan said. "I couldn't be more proud of our effort."
The Mustangs host non-conference opponent