REMSEN - Megan Kestel scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Remsen St. Mary's upended Storm Lake St. Mary's 54-39 on Wednesday night.
Remsen St. Mary's jumped out to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter. The Hawks led 24-16 at the half and 34-21 after three periods of play.
Jen Petersen scored six points for the Panthers, while Kassie Drey added five. Michelle Drey collected nine rebounds.
Petersen handed out five assists, while Kassie Drey and Bri Barber had three each. Kassie Drey charted four steals.
St. Mary's made 13 of 49 field goals for 27 percent. Remsen St. Mary's was 17 of 48 for 35 percent.
Jenna Freders scored 12 points to lead Remsen St. Mary's.
St. Mary's coach Ryan Berg said the first quarter of the game was the difference.
"We just weren't ready to play in the beginning and dug too deep of a hole to get out of," he said. "We made some silly turnovers and that gave them some easy layup opportunities.