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Mustangs rally back to top Spencer

Monday, November 26, 2012

Above: Newell-Fonda's Renee Maneman (left) and Hailey Falline combine on a steal in their season opening comeback win over Spencer. / Photo by Michael Fischer.
SPENCER - The Newell-Fonda girls scored just two first quarter points, and had just 10 at halftime, but they would find their groove in the second half and net 38 points to rally back and top Spencer in their season debut, 48-35.

"Spencer played a great game," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. "We really came out tight and couldn't finish on the offensive end. Spencer's defense really had us struggling in the first half. I felt our kids were able to settle in during the second half and we found some open opportunities that allowed us to climb back into the game and then to eventually overtake the lead. I was very pleased with our effort and we did a great job of mixing things up and creating tough scoring opportunities for Spencer in the second half."

Newell-Fonda limited Spencer to just 16 second half points.

Renee Maneman led the charge for the Mustangs, netting 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting. She converted 6-of-9 at the line and added seven rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Andrea Christensen followed with nine points on 4-of-8 shooting. She added three rebounds and three steals. Brianna Wells had eight points and two boards, Claudia Larsen had six points, three rebounds, three steals and three blocks, Hailey Falline had four points and two rebounds, and Marianna Overgaard had five rebounds.

The Mustangs overcame a 16-of-46 shooting night that included 3-of-18 from three point range. They were 13-of-28 at the line.

Kirstin Martindale led Spencer with 14 points. Alexa Allen had eight.

Newell-Fonda sits at 1-0 on the year and visits Ridge View on Tuesday.

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