"Sioux Central came out and played very well," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. "They did some nice things defensively and we did not shoot the ball very well tonight. We need to do a better job of getting the ball inside to our post players and to attack the basket more. I was very pleased with the win and how our girls made plays to win the game."
It was just the third time this season the Mustangs have been held to 50 or less as they finished 18-of-46 shooting on the night. After knocking down 12-of-27 threes in their last outing, they were held to 6-of-25 Tuesday night. They made up for it on the defensive end with eight steals and six blocks.
Newell-Fonda led just 12-11 after one but pushed that margin to 27-17 at the half. They owned a 40-23 lead after three before the Rebels made a final push in the fourth with a 15-10 edge.
Renee Maneman led the Mustangs with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-6 from three. She added three rebounds and four assists. Andrea Christensen had 14 points and two steals, Claudia Larsen had three points, ten rebounds, two assists and three blocks, Brianna Wells had four points, three rebounds and two assists, and Tayler Lago scored four.
The 3rd-ranked Mustangs put their unbeaten record on the line tonight as they play an Estherville Lincoln Central team that's also ranked their in their respective class before hosting Prairie Valley Friday.
Sioux Central sees a three-game win streak snapped in the loss as they drop to 7-5 on the season.
Hallie Ehlers led the Rebels with 11 points, six rebounds and three assists. Taylor Fahnlander had nine points, three rebounds and five steals. Nicole Hamilton had seven points and four rebounds, and Becca Herwig five points and four rebounds.
Sioux Central returns home tonight to take on Southeast Webster.