Alta drops pair
Monica Bloyer scored a game-high 19 points and Jenna Malcom added 15 to help Schaller-Crestland knock off Storm Lake 49-46 on Saturday night at Schaller.
Schaller-Crestland held a 7-4 lead after the first quarter before extending it to 20-13 by halftime. It was 37-24 after three quarters.
Storm Lake, however, would score 22 points in the fourth quarter to climb back into the game. Mel Fisher and Molly Daniels each made a 3-pointer in the final minute of play to make it interesting.
"We had a bad night," Storm Lake coach Stacey VanDerSloot said. "We took some good shots, they just wouldn't fall for us in the first half. We had a cold night shooting from the free throw line."
"We did have a great night shooting from the 3-point arc," VanDerSloot added. "Turnovers hurt us. We will continue to work hard and get ready for this week."
Storm Lake made 18 of 53 field goals for 34 percent, but were 5 of 13 from 3-point range. Schaller-Crestland was 19 of 51 for 37 percent.
Storm Lake converted 5 of 12 free throws to the Wildcats' 9 of 18.
FIsher led Storm Lake in scoring with 17 points. She also had seven rebounds and four assists.
Lindsey Frederiksen scored 11 points, while Daniels added eight points, five assists, six rebounds and three steals.
Casey Jennett grabbed nine rebounds and Billie Blanchard eight. Jennett charted three assists and two steals.
Storm Lake, now 2-3 overall, plays host to Estherville tonight.
Alta dropped a pair of games in its tournament on Saturday, falling to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 89-43 and to Manson Northwest Webster 85-37.
Maggie Lichtenberg scored eight points to lead Alta in the first game. Jess Garrison and Johanna Grieme each added seven points and Megan Bishop six.
Grieme cleared six rebounds and Garrison five. Emily Cameron had five assists and Bishop three. Grieme and Casi Flink each charted two steals.
Alta made 16 of 50 field goals for 32 percent. MMC was 29 of 56 for 52 percent.
Lichtenberg scored 12 points to lead the Cyclones against Manson. Holly Leyden added six. Lichtenberg pulled down six rebounds and Grieme five.
Jackie Moore was credited with four assists, while Flink and Cameron each had three.
Alta made 17 of 43 field goals for 40 percent. Manson was 30 of 45 for 67 percent.
Jennifer Schlinz poured in 24 points and had eight steals and four assists as Galva-Holstein routed Westwood in a Maple Valley Conference game last Friday night at Sloan.
Galva-Holstein held leads of 15-8 after the first quarter, 27-18 at halftime, and 39-22 after three periods of play.
Schlinz made 12 of 18 field goals for her 24 points.Donna Hanson added 10 points. Abbie Bagenstos grabbed six rebounds and Tegan Jepsen five.
Hanson was credited with five steals and two assists. Kelly Andresen had three steals and three assists.
Galva-Holstein, now 2-0 in the league and 5-0 overall, made 25 of 49 field goals for 52 percent.
"We started off a little sluggish, but when we got things going it went well for us," Galva-Holstein coach Eric Myrtue said. "Our defense played extremely well. Jennifer had another nice all-around game, as did Donna Hanson."