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Area basketball round-up

By Staff | Dec 17, 2020

Area basketball round-up

Warrior girls win with ease

By David Swartz

Managing Editor

ARMSTRONG — The North Union girls had little trouble with back-to-back games to start the week, defeating Northwood-Kensett 58-16 on Monday followed by a 68-19 win over Belmond-Klemme on Tuesday.

In Monday’s game, the Warriors shut out the visitors in the first half 19-0 on the way to a 39-4 halftime lead and 53-9 after three quarters.

Sam Nielsen led a balanced North Union attack with 12 points and six rebounds while lily Henderson had 11 points, Naomi Jones had nine, Shelby Fraker had eight, Cassie Beadle had four, Olivia Von Bank, Vanessa Von Bank, Emily Meyer, and Maggie Engelby each had three, and Alivia Charlton had two.

In Tuesday’s win, North Union led 40-11 at halftime. Nielsen again led the Warriors with 17 points and seven rebounds. Henderson had 13 points, Beadle had 10, Olivia Von Bank had eight, Alivia Charlton had six, Hanna Sandvig had five, Meyer had three, and McKayla Burton, Libby Stevens, Vanessa Von Bank, and Naomi Jones each had two. The Warriors had 17 assists with three each by Olivia Von Bank, Beadle, Vanessa Von Bank, and Meyer. North Union also had 24 steals, as Beadle and Vanessa Von Bank each had six.

North Union (4-2 overall) will be tested Friday when the Warriors travel to Algona to face Class 1A No. 2 Bishop Garrigan (7-0).

Titan girls earn second victory

HARTLEY — The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire girls notched their second win of the season with a 47-45 victory over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Monday.

The Titans led 11-6 after one quarter, trailed 22-21 at halftime and led 36-33 after three quarters.

GT/RA shared the ball well with assists and balanced scoring. Kate Sorenson led the team with 11 points while Ally Hanson had nine, Mackenzie Hoffman had eight, Mercedes DePyper had seven, Gabby Conlon had five, Madison Fay had four and Macy Alderson had three. Hoffman and Conlon each had four assists.

Lyda Harders led the Hawks with 13 points.

GT/RA (2-5 overall) hosts East Sac County on Friday and then travels to Milford to face Okoboji on Saturday.

Warrior boys drop two games

ARMSTRONG — The North Union boys dropped two games to start the week, falling 61-36 to Northwood-Kensett on Monday and then losing 63-46 to Belmond-Klemme on Tuesday.

In Monday’s, the Warriors started slowly, as the Vikings led 19-7 after one quarter and 39-11 at halftime.

Gage Madden led the Warriors with 12 points, Nick Schiltz had nine, Logan Odegaard had three, and Luke Schmidt, Aidan Fries, Danyal Fothergill, Aiden Lofstrom, and Jay Heinen each had two.

In Tuesday’s game, Belmond-Klemme led 23-10 after one quarter, and 35-17 at halftime.

Fothergill led the Warriors with 11 points while Odegaard had nine, Madden had eight, Schiltz had five, Lofstrom had four, Fries and Schmidt each had three, Colten Neusch had two, and Heinen had one.

Kaleb Carlson led the Cowboys with 20 points and 13 rebounds.

North Union (0-6 overall) is on the road at Algona Friday to face Bishop Garrigan.

Slow start dooms Titan boys

HARTLEY — The Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire boys got off to a slow start against host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Monday and that was most of the difference in an 80-65 loss to the Hawks.

The hosts led 19-8 after one quarter, 36-24 at halftime and 59-46 after three quarters.

Max Hough and Kory Hough led the Titans with 27 points apiece. MaxHough also had six steals, four rebounds, five assists and four rebounds. Kory Hough had six rebounds and three assists. Drew Schnell chipped in four points, Blake Rosacker had three, and Dalton Young and Eric Heinrichs each had two points.

GT/RA (3-3 overall) is home on Friday against East Sac County. The Titans travel to Milford Saturday to face Okoboji.