NEWELL - Dustin Thompson scored 14 points to lead three players in double figures as top-ranked Pomeroy-Palmer had to rally before holding off No. 6 Newell-Fonda 56-51 on Friday night at Newell.
Newell-Fonda held a 21-10 lead after the first quarter. The Mustangs led 28-12 in the second quarter before the Knights rallied and eventually tied the game at halftime, 33-33. The Knights led 49-43 entering the fourth period.
Nick Ford scored 13 points and Alex Poppen 11 for the Knights.
Matt Stauter scored 11 points to lead the Mustangs, now 9-2 in the league and 11-2 overall. Alan Baskerville had 10 and Bryce Edwards nine.
Pomeroy-Palmer was 11 of 12 from the free-throw line to Newell-Fonda's 3 of 7.
Pomeroy-Palmer led 49-47 when Newell-Fonda missed two 4-footers that would have tied it.
"We got a little impatient in the second quarter," Mustangs coach Paul Loos said. "Quite obviously they are a competitive team. They stepped up their defense. We had a couple of missed shots and they cut into the lead. I was very proud of our kids. We were down nine points in the third quarter and we came back. That showed a lot of character."
"We moved the ball around and found the open shooter and knocked down shots in the first quarter. We were very patient."
Storm Lake St. Mary's 65
Kyle Drey scored 15 points, and Eric Wordekemper and Billy Mach each added 13 to lift Storm Lake St. Mary's past Aurelia on Friday night.
St. Mary's, now 4-6 in the league and 5-8 overall, jumped out to a 16-6 lead after the first quarter of play. The Panthers took a 27-18 halftime lead and led 49-28 after three periods.
Joe Fitzgerald added nine points for the Panthers. Drey collected 12 rebounds and Mach had six. Mach handed out six assists and Fitzgerald five.
Eric Sonksen scored 19 points to lead Aurelia.
"It was a combination of not giving up the easy shots and limiting them to one shot a possession," St. Mary's coach Phil Skamser said. "I thought we found the open man."
Albert City-Truesdale 60
Eric Holton poured in 20 points and handed out three assists to lead Alta to a win over Albert City-Truesdale Friday.
Alta, now 8-3 in the league and 10-4 overall, jumped out to a 23-13 lead after the first quarter. It was 42-25 at the half and 57-37 after three periods.
Heath Glienke scored 16 points, Jared Johnson 11 and Brad Bunjes eight for Alta.
Glienke cleared nine rebounds, Tyler Droegmiller had six and Johnson five. Josh Droegmiller handed out four assists and Glienke two. Tyler Droegmiller charted four steals and Josh Droegmiller three.
Caleb Garberding, Taylor Heideman and Jake Heuton each scored 16 points to lead AC-T.
Sioux Central 70, Sac 66
Tyler Vaudt finished with 24 points and six assists, and Jason Ferguson had 18 points and eight rebounds to lift Sioux Central past Sac City Friday.
Sioux Central led 19-15 after one quarter, 38-35 at halftime and 57-54 at the end of the third.
Nate Wittmaack scored 14 points for the Rebels, now 7-7. Kyle Rehnstrom collected six rebounds.