Storm Lake teams fall victim to Western Christian
HULL - Western Christian's size and defense forced Storm Lake to make only 21 percent of its shots as the Indians defeated the Tornadoes 59-32 in a Lakes Conference girls game on Tuesday night at Hull.
Western Christian jumped out to a 14-4 lead after the first period of play. The Indians extended their lead to 28-10 by halftime and 41-21 entering the fourth period.
Storm Lake made just 10 of 48 shots for 21 percent. Western Christian was 21 of 46 for 46 percent.
Brooke Overturf scored seven points to lead Storm Lake, now 6-14 overall. Mel Fisher and Casey Jennett each added six points apiece.
Billie Blanchard had six rebounds and Chelsea Anderson five. Molly Daniels handed out three assists, while Overturf, Blanchard and Jessica Jorgensen all had two steals apiece.
"It was a long night for all of us," Storm Lake coach Stacey VanDerSloot said. "We struggled with getting our shots to fall. We were intimidated by their size. Western Christian is a good ball club all-around."
‰ Western Christian won the boys game 86-46. The Indians led 17-9 after the first quarter, 41-21 at halftime, and 64-31 after three periods of play.
A.J. Spielman scored 15 points to lead Storm Lake, now 6-6 in the league and 10-7 overall. Nick Skibsted tossed in 10 and Mike Pierce nine. Skibsted collected six rebounds and Pierce four. Kurt Hanna had three assists and Brady Miller two. Spielman had three steals.
Storm Lake made 18 of 39 field goals for 46 percent.
"The kids played hard," Storm Lake coach Tim Keigan said. "I thought we matched them aggressive-wise and intensity-wise, but we just couldn't handle them underneath and we let them shoot too many 3's and got behind by too much."