Mustang girls roll over Warriors by 61

Monday, February 4, 2019
Newell-Fonda senior Olivia Larsen tries to get past Alta-Aurelia junior Chloe Kruger on Friday night. The Mustangs took an 84-23 decision against the Warriors.
Photo by Craig Shultz

NEWELL - The top ranked team in 1A, Newell-Fonda, flexed their muscle against Alta-Aurelia in a Twin Lakes Conference contest on Friday night. The Mustangs jumped out to a huge lead in the opening minutes of the game and never looked back in an 84-23 victory.

“Senior night is always a special night for the girls as all of their hard work and dedication to Newell-Fonda basketball is appreciated. We graduate four seniors and they have put together great careers,” N-F Coach Dick Jungers said. “Tonight is a special celebration of all the time that is put in.”

Newell-Fonda jumped out to a 21-point lead after the first quarter, 27-6. The Mustangs began to back off their press in the second quarter with the game already in hand, the score 59-14 at the break. Alta-Aurelia could only manage two points in the third quarter as the N-F lead grew up to 68-16. Both teams played out the final eight minute as the clock continued to roll the entire time in the second half.

“We were able to jump out to an early lead and our ability to defense and move the ball on offense was again on display,” Jungers said. “This group of girls brings great effort and they get the ball where it needs to go.”

Despite it being senior night, N-F was led by sophomore Bailey Sievers’ 13 points and six rebounds off of the bench. Senior Olivia Larsen had 10 points, five boards and five steals, while senior Emma Stewart had 11 points, senior Camryn Wilken three and senior Ashley Archer two. Freshman Macy Sievers added 11 points and five steals, sophomore Maggie Walker getting nine points and seven steals. Sophomore Ella Larsen had 11 points, five rebounds, six assists and five steals.

Newell-Fonda went 33-of-80 from the floor and 10-of-37 from behind the arc. They had 40 rebounds, 21 assists and 30 steals.

Alta-Aurelia was led by junior Chloe Kruger’s 12 points as junior Sydney Stanton added six.

Alta-Aurelia falls to 1-19 on the year. They finish out the regular season tonight as they head to 10-9 East Sac County. Newell-Fonda played again on Saturday night.

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