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Tornadoes fall in debut, 59-26

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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SAC CITY - The Storm Lake girl's basketball team opened up their season on the road Friday night and were hampered by some rough shooting in the debut as they fell to East Sac County by a final of 59-26.

The Tornadoes connected on just 8-of-46 on the night, including 5-of-25 from three and 5-of-12 at the free throw line.

Storm Lake did hang around early, down just 15-11 after one quarter of play, but the Raiders would widen that margin to 38-15 by the half and 53-17 after three.

"Not a bad first night out for us," said Mel Fisher, making her debut as the Tornadoes' head coach. "We started out great scoring 11 points in the first quarter. Our goal was to be ahead or within four at the end of the quarter. We accomplished that with the score being 15-11. However, we were out scored 38-6 over the next two quarters. We ran out of steam and gave up too many easy baskets during that stretch. We did come back and out score East Sac in the 4th quarter. I was extremely pleased with our ability to take care of the ball. We ended up with only 14 turnovers. I was also happy with our 11 steals. We will go back to work next week to continue improving."

Brenna Richter led Storm Lake with 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting from three. She added three rebounds. Erin Schuelke had five points, six rebounds and three steals, Chyann Smith had three points and four rebounds, Kallie Croker three points, Diew Tay two points and four rebounds and Emily Johnson two points and four rebounds.

The Tornadoes are back on the road tonight to take on South Central Calhoun.



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