STORM LAKE - 3rd-ranked Newell-Fonda made short work of St. Mary's Tuesday night, building a 26-7 first quarter lead, and a 52-18 lead by half, on their way to a 79-29 rout.
"I was very pleased with our girls effort we really got after St. Mary's right from the start," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. "I felt we did a great job of controlling the tempo and playing our style of game. We like to get out and run, and tonight was an example of that."
Renee Maneman paced 12 Mustangs in the scoring column as she turned in 15. Claudia Larsen and Andrea Christensen scored 12 apiece. Hailey Falline scored eight, Brianna Wells seven, Jordan Wilken and Taiyler Schrank scored six apiece, and Tayler Lago had four.
"That's a nice problem to have, a lot of different girls that score," said Jungers. "I just love to see balanced scoring. Very proud of the girls so far and where we're at."
The Mustangs are averaging just over 57 points per outing, good for sixth best in Class 1A at the being. Their 80 made three-pointers ranks third best in the class as they are firing them in at a 32% clip thus far.
Defensively, the Mustangs are allowing just 37 points per game on the season.
The Panthers were led by eight points apiece from Jasmine Demers, Mackenzie Laven and Riley Lenhart. Emily Ivey added four.
The Mustangs improve to 13-1 overall and 5-0 in Twin Lakes play. They visit Southeast Webster Friday.
St. Mary's had now dropped six in a row as they fall to 3-10. They visit Manson Northwest Webster Friday.