NEWELL - The second ranked Newell-Fonda Mustang girls basketball team exploded for a 21 point first quarter, and a 49 point first half, as they cruised to a 74-31 victory over Sioux Central Tuesday night.
"This was a very intense basketball game," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. "I was very pleased at the way our kids came out and took it right at Sioux Central."
The Mustangs shot 48% from the field as they made 31 of 65 attempts, including 8-23 from long range.
Susan Kies led N-F as she had her highest scoring output of the year.
The junior point guard tallied 27 points on 11-16 shooting and drilled 4-7 three point attempts to go with four assists in three quarters of play.
The deep Newell-Fonda roster had ten players put points on the board Tuesday with Lauren Devereaux also reaching double digits at 10 points.
Alisa Christensen added nine points, four steals, and three assists, and Katelyn Laursen added eight points four boards, and a team high six assists.
Newell-Fonda outrebounded the Rebels 38-24, and moved the ball well collecting 17 assists to the Rebels' two.
Brooke Scharn led Sioux Central with nine points, five rebounds, and two steals on the night. Morgan Walker added seven points and four boards.
"This was a good game for us," said Jungers. "We worked the ball extremely well on offense and our defense did a phenomenal job of taking Sioux Central out of their offense."
The win moves the Mustangs to 3-0 and 2-0 in the Northwest Conference. They will be back in action Friday night as they travel to Laurens-Marathon to take on the Chargers.
The Rebels move to 3-3 and 2-1 in the Northwest Conference. They head to Schaller to take on the Wildcats Friday night.