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GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - Shooting woes plague SL

Thursday, December 13, 2001

STORM LAKE - Dana Lehner scored 13 points and LeMars held Storm Lake to just 24 percent shooting to post a 61-46 win in a Lakes Conference game on Tuesday night at Tornado Fieldhouse.

Storm Lake attempted 70 shots and made only 17. LeMars was 22 of 41 for 54 percent.

LeMars jumped out to a 16-8 lead after the first quarter. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 33-19 by halftime and 49-32 after three periods.

Molly Daniels scored 11 points to lead Storm Lake, now 1-1 in the league and 3-3 overall. Casey Jennett added 10 points. Billie Blanchard cleared eight rebounds, Daniels seven, and Jennett and Brooke Overturf five apiece.

Lindsey Frederiksen and Paige Havens each handed out three assists, while Daniels charted three steals.

"Whenever you shoot the ball 70 times and only make 17 it's going to be a long night," Storm Lake coach Stacey VanDerSloot said. "Our girls were not mentally ready for this game. They played scared all night. We did not get back on defense. Everything we threw at them, they beat. They had their inside and outside game working for them and we couldn't stop them."

Sac City 56, Storm Lake St. Mary's 47

Katie Boyington scored 19 points and Carol Von Ahn added 10 to help send No. 20 Sac City to a win over Storm Lake St. Mary's on Tuesday.

Sac City held an 18-11 lead after the first quarter. It was 29-25 Indians at the half and 43-32 entering the fourth period.

Megan Kestel scored 10 points to lead the Panthers, now 3-3 overall. Kassie Drey, Michelle Drey, Bri Barber and Jen Petersen all had six. Kestel cleared eight rebounds. Barber and Kestel had three assists apiece, while Peggy Ploeger had three steals.

St. Mary's made 20 of 48 field goals for 42 percent. Sac City was 17 of 47 for 36 percent.

"I thought we played well for the most part," St. Mary's coach Ryan Berg said. "We just had a couple of defensive lapses that left them open to hit a few big 3-pointers. We allowed them to get to the free throw line too much."

Schaller-Crestland 84, Newell-Fonda 68

Schaller-Crestland upset No. 7 Newell-Fonda in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday night.

Newell-Fonda led 22-20 after the first quarter and 48-43 at halftime. However, the Wildcats held a 60-55 lead after three quarters.

Erin Kies pumped in a career-high 21 points for Newell-Fonda, now 5-1 overall. Sara Larsen scored 17 and Jenny Scharn 11.

Larsen collected 12 rebounds, while Ashey Loos had five assists. Loos, Kies and Jenny Scharn all had four steals.

Schaller-Crestland outrebounded Newell-Fonda 42-31.

"We have had trouble keeping people off the boards so far this year," Newell-Fonda coach Jody Maske said. "(Jenna) Malcom and (Monica) Bloyer took advantage of this situation. Those two were everywhere. Schaller came in and played solid basketball for 32 minutes. We were not able to do that. We also went flat offensively in the second half. In the last 13 minutes of the game, we scored only 13 points. That is hard to understand, when in the first 19 minutes we scored 55 points. We knew coming into the season that there were a lot of question marks about this team. So far we have seen many bright spots, but this game showed some areas where we definitely have to get better. To start with, we have to learn how to defend in the half court."

Alta 60, Sioux Central 46

Ashlea Payne poured in 27 points, collected 14 rebounds, handed out seven assists and charted four steals to lead Alta past Sioux Central in Northwest Conference play on Tuesday night at Alta.

Alta led 15-14 after the first quarter before extending to a 28-23 halftime lead. It was 47-32 Cyclones entering the fourth period.

Megan Bishop scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds for Alta, now 3-2 in the league and 3-2 overall. Casi Flink had seven assists, two blocks and two steals. Shandra Walker added five assists and four steals. Jessica Garrison had three steals.

Alta made 27 of 49 field goals for 55 percent. Sioux Central was 17 of 35 for 49 percent.

"We played a much-improved Sioux Central team that shot extremely well," Alta coach Rory Payne said. "We shot 55 percent ourselves just to keep a somewhat comfortable lead. Our perimeter people did a good job of entry passing and our press was very active."

Galva-Holstein 56, Aurelia 51

Penni Heitmann scored a game-high 21 points and collected 12 rebounds, and Donna Hanson added 13 points to help send Galva-Holstein past Aurelia on Monday night.

Galva-Holstein trailed 12-11 after the first period and 30-27 at halftime, but took a 42-39 lead into the fourth period.

Darci Vohs scored eight points and cleared nine rebounds for the winners. Tegan Jepsen added six rebounds and four assists. Vohs, Jepsen and Kelly Andresen all had two steals.

Kim Parker had 17 points and four rebounds for Aurelia, now 2-4 overall. Jill Smith added 15 points, four assists and four steals. Nicole Benes had 11 points. Trish Ohlson and Kati Nelson each had two assists and two steals.

Aurelia made 21 of 66 field goals for 32 percent. Galva-Holstein was 23 of 56 for 41 percent. Galva-Holstein made 10 of 17 free throws to Aurelia's 6 of 11.

"We played hard," Aurelia coach Scott Bailey said. "We just ran out of gas. Their inside game really hurt us."



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