STORM LAKE - Single digit temperatures didn't seem to affect the Storm Lake girls as their red-hot shooting propelled them to their fourth win of the season, 70-49 over Lakes Conference foe Sheldon.
The Tornadoes built a nine point lead in the first quarter, and their strong shooting, coupled with equally strong defense, proved to be too much for the Orabs on Tuesday.
"When you shoot 58% from the field as a team, you're not going to lose many games," said Storm Lake head coach Mike Wabeke. "I can't say enough about our defense. We pressured them all night, and with the exception of a couple missed weak-side rebounds, we held them to pretty much one shot."
The Tornadoes saw a well-balanced scoring output led by Slone Masters' 17 points.
Masters was 6-12 from the field and 3-6 from deep while adding four rebounds and five assists.
Cassie Meylor totaled 11 points and 8 rebounds, Katie Blum had 11 points and three rebounds, Morgan VanDerSloot had 11 points (3-4 on 3pters), three rebounds, and three steals, and Jordan Bauer had 10 points and seven assists.
"Our balanced scoring last night was great to see," said Wabeke. "All five starters scored in double figures plus another 10 off the bench."
Storm Lakes' strong shooting negated a slight disadvantage on the boards (26-30), as did their solid ball movement that produced a season high 20 assists.
The Tornadoes (4-0) prepare for their second consecutive Friday road test as they take on Western Christian at 6:30 PM.