Lakers open with an 18-point win
With an all-new cast, the Iowa Lakes women’s basketball team still won easily, 71-53, over visiting Dakota Weslayan JV on Monday.
Early full-court pressure bothered the visitors as the Lakers built a 44-19 half-time lead.
“I’m pleased with the way we came out. We pressed and did some nice things,” said Iowa Lakes coach Brian Radtke.
However his young team still has work to do.
“We didn’t finish things in the second half. We missed some easy shots and didn’t rebound as well,” he said.
The Lakers had balanced scoring led by Shannon Heard with 15 points. Monica Deighton and Shayna Geitzenauer each had 11 points and Anreienne Terrell had 10 points.
Bree Ann Hageman chipped in nine while Amy Pualzine had eight and Taylor Larson had five.
Terrell had a team-higheight assists and seven rebounds along with four steals.
Hagemann and Pualzine each had six rebounds. Pualzine also had a blocked shot. Deighton had five steals and a blocked shot.
Iowa Lakes had 14 turnovers.
Iowa Lakes (1-0) is on the road against the Northwester JV in Orange City on Wednesday.