A slow start saw them fall into a 9-2 hole after one, but the hung within 21-11 at the half, they won the third quarter to pull within 30-21, but were outscored 13-4 in the fourth.
"The final score is not a true show of this game for us," said Storm Lake head coach Mel Fisher. "We were down five with three minutes left in the game before North Union hit 13-15 free throws down the stretch and we went 2-11 from the field in the final period. We dug ourselves an early hole again but didn't fold. We continued to chip away and brought ourselves right back where we wanted to be. It just wasn't in the cards for us to find that elusive first win."
Erin Scheulke had seven points, six rebounds and two steals to lead the Tornadoes. Emily Johnson had seven points and six boards, Toni Besch and Brenna Richter had three points and three rebounds apiece, Chyann Smith had three points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals, and Rylee James scored two.
"Erin Scheulke played a great all around game for us, shooting the ball, rebounding, and playing defense," said Fisher. "Rylee James was a great spark off the bench providing an energy level and hustle we have been looking for."
The Tornadoes hit 10-of-42 from the floor, 2-of-19 from three and 3-of-8 at the line.
Storm Lake now sits at 0-11 and will host LeMars Friday night.
North Union (9-3) was led by 10 points and seven rebounds from Aurora Oliver. Madison Bollig scored nine.