MANSON - Jeff DeHaan and Scott Ellens each scored 16 points, and Matt Nees provided the spark to a big first quarter as Storm Lake routed Manson Northwest Webster 57-38 on Tuesday night at Manson.
Nees hit back-to-back 3-pointers as part of a 15-5 first-quarter spurt and finished with 11 points in the game.
Storm Lake jumped out to a 15-5 lead after the first quarter. It was 34-13 at the half and 45-25 at the end of the third quarter.
Ellens cleared nine rebounds, while DeHaan had six, Bob Blanchard five and Tyler Youde four. Blanchard charted five assists and three steals, while DeHaan had four assists and three steals. Kurt Hanna and A.J. Spielman each had two steals apiece.
Storm Lake committed 13 turnovers in the game and came up with 17 steals as a team.
"We started out and jumped on them early," Storm Lake coach Tim Keigan said. "We rebounded well and made that extra pass and got good looks early on. Matt Nees hit two 3's right in a row that gave us that spark in the first quarter. We're really playing well. The rebounding is staying a strong part of our game. We got some good sparks off the bench from some people, which we're going to need to continue to do to be successful."
Storm Lake used a 17-6 third-quarter spurt to erase a seven-point halftime deficit en route to a 40-35 victory over Manson Northwest Webster in the girls game on Tuesday night at Manson.
Storm Lake held a 10-8 lead after the first quarter before Manson went on a 14-5 run to take a 22-15 halftime lead. Storm Lake answered with a 17-6 spurt to take a 32-28 lead into the fourth period.
"We had a strong third quarter and some great defense to pull off a win," Storm Lake coach Stacey VanDerSloot said. "Our offense is starting to come around. We need to have some patience offensively. They were getting tired and didn't have a lot of depth. It is so nice to have a great bench to work with."
Brooke Overturf scored 12 points to lead Storm Lake. Jenny Woodford added seven and Paige Havens six. Chelsea Anderson and Billie Blanchard each had six rebounds. Overturf added five. Molly Daniels charted three assists. Daniels, Blanchard and Havens all had two steals.
Storm Lake, now 2-2 overall, was 16 of 47 from the field for 34 percent. Manson was 14 of 33 for 42 percent.
Both Storm Lake teams play at Spirit Lake on Friday night and host Schaller-Crestland on Saturday night.