Mel Fisher scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Billie Blanchard added 13 points and five rebounds to help Storm Lake to a 62-37 victory over Pocahontas on Saturday at Tornado Fieldhouse.
Storm Lake led 10-8 after the first quarter, but used a 21-9 spurt in the second quarter to take a 31-17 lead at halftime. The Tornadoes led 43-31 heading into the fourth period before outscoring the Maidens 19-9 in the fourth quarter.
Lindsey Frederiksen had 10 points and five rebounds for Storm Lake, now 1-1 overall. Morae Youde added nine points and Molly Daniels eight.
Daniel charted six assists, while Fisher, Casey Jennett and Anna Paulsen each had three. Jennett tallied five steals and Daniels had four.
Storm Lake made 25 of 62 field goals for 40 percent. Pocahontas was 14 of 32 for 44 percent.
"We played four solid quarters," Storm Lake coach Stacey VanDerSloot said. "The girls did a good job on the boards. We only allowed them four offensive rebounds. That was our main focus."
"Offensively, we have been moving the ball well," VanDerSloot added. "We shot 40 percent, which is where we want to be. Our free throws have also been very good. Morae had a great game off the bench. Billie and Lindsey are doing a nice job attacking the basket. Our guards are penetrating the lane effectively."
Storm Lake plays host to Spirit Lake tonight in a girls only game.
Jennifer Schlinz had 14 points, eight steals and three assists, and Penni Heitmann added 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots to help Galva-Holstein knock off Remsen-Union last Friday.
Galva-Holstein jumped out to a 20-2 lead after the first quarter before extending to a 36-8 halftime lead. It was 57-16 entering the fourth period.
Jessie Heitmann finished with 11 points and four rebounds, while Donna Hanson had 10 points and three assists.
Galva-Holstein made 31 of 76 field goals for 41 percent.
"We were able to come out right at the start and pressure them into mistakes," Pirates coach Eric Myrtue said. "Defensively, we played great. Six points in a half says a lot about defense. It was a great all-around effort from everyone."