EMMETSBURG - The Storm Lake girls basketball team continued their impressive early season run as they routed the E-Hawks of Emmetsburg 64-28 on Friday to move to 3-0.
"I thought we did a good job of keeping our intensity up the whole game," said Storm Lake head coach Mike Wabeke. "The past two games I didn't think we came out and played hard the first four minutes of the third quarter."
Slone Masters scored over 20 for the third straight game as she notched 23 on 9-13 shooting, including four of eight on three-point attempts. Masters also added six rebounds and four steals.
The Tornadoes were a lot more balanced in the scoring department Friday as Cassie Meylor and Jordan Bauer had nine, Carrissa Brown totaled eight, Nyajuok Deng had seven, and Morgan VanDerSloot posted four.
Meylor had a team high eight rebounds, and Bauer led the Storm Lake defense with eight steals.
The balanced scoring attack saw the Tornadoes make 26 of 63 shots from the field (41.3%), but they continued their early season struggles at the charity stripe as they made only five of fifteen attempts.
The Tornadoes outrebounded the E-Hawks by a 30-25 margin.
"I thought our bench did a great job covering for a couple of girls who were playing sick and for Katie Blum who stayed home because of illness," said Wabeke. "We need to keep working on our free throws. 5-15 is not good enough."
Storm Lake is back on the court tonight when they host the Sheldon Orabs. The varsity girls tip off at 6:30 with the boys to follow.