SAC CITY - The 4th-ranked Newell-Fonda girl's basketball team had their closest contest to date Friday night at East Sac County, but the Mustangs remain unscathed as they came away with a 70-60 victory.
The Mustangs opened up a 17-12 lead after one, and they would widen the margin to 38-27 by halftime. East Sac hung tight to cut within 51-42 heading into the fourth.
Renee Maneman led the Mustangs with 21 points on 5-of-17 shooting. She made 9-of-12 at the line and added four rebounds eight assists and five steals. Taiyler Schrank had 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from three. She added four rebounds and three assists. Andrea Christensen had 12 points, Brianna Wells had eight and Claudia Larsen had seven points, six rebounds, five assists, three steals and six blocks.
Dakota Blum led East Sac (3-3)with a game-high 28 points. Shae Blum had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
"This was a typical Newell-Fonda East Sac Basketball game," said N-F head coach Dick Jungers. "It was a hard-fought get after it type of game where both teams gave it their all. It was great to see our girls fight through the tough spots. We had a lot of different girls score for us and defensively we really did a great job of disrupting their offense. Dakota Blum had a great game for them she had 28 points, 12 of those at the free throw line."
Newell-Fonda has two more tough ones this week as they welcome in OA-BCIG (4-2) tonight and Manson Northwest Webster (4-1) on Friday.