NEWELL - The #2 Newell-Fonda girls basketball team won their fifth straight game as they jumped out to a 23-5 first quarter lead and never looked back in an 89-31 victory over St. Mary's in Northwest Conference play Tuesday night.
The stout Mustang defense came up with 28 steals and their balanced attack saw a 13 different girls score as they fell one point shy of the 90 points they scored against the Panthers earlier this season.
"Our girls did a great job of getting after St. Mary's," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. "We made things difficult for them on offense. I love the balanced scoring. Our kids are very unselfish, and it shows every game in the book."
Becky Seivert led the Mustangs with 16 points while Alisa Christensen added 15 and Lauren Devereaux 14. Karina Overgaard added eight points, nine rebounds, and five steals.
However, it wasn't all good news for N-F who will be without junior Susan Kies (13.7 ppg, 3.2 apg, 2.1 rpg, 2 spg) for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.
Jen Dimig led the Panthers as she finished with 16 points on the night. Emily Mohr scored seven, Anyssa Lenhart added six, and Melanie Snyder finished with four.
The Mustangs' (10-1, 6-0 in NW Conf.) next game will be a battle amongst conference leaders when they meet Sioux Central Tuesday night.
The Panthers (0-9, 0-5) host Spalding tonight before hitting the road to face the Chargers Friday night. All games scheduled for 6:30PM.