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Newell Fonda Basketball Teams Defeat St. Mary's

January 18, 2022 9:45pm

In a top-ten Class 1A girls basketball matchup, #1 Newell Fonda held off #9 Storm Lake St. Mary's 52-48 in Newell on Tuesday.  

St. Mary's scored five straight points to open the game.  The Mustangs took their first lead at 10-8 and never trailed again.  Newell Fonda closed the 1st quarter on an 8-0 run to take an 18-10 lead.  The Panthers closed to within one point during the 2nd quarter, and Newell Fonda led 26-23 at halftime.  

The Mustangs built their lead to as many as 11 points on two occasions in the 2nd half.  The Panthers got within 50-48 on an Emily Nothwehr layup with 1:20 remaining, but Mary Walker hit a pair of free throws within the final minute for the winning margin.  Walker hit four of six free throws in the final two minutes to help stave off the Panthers.  

Walker and Macy Sievers each scored 11 points for the Mustangs.  Kierra Jungers led the way with 13.  

Danika Demers and Sydney Hurd each had 16 for the Panthers.  Nothwehr added 12, and Natalie Green had 4.  

Newell Fonda's record now stands at 12-1, and 5-0 in the Twin Lakes Conference.  St. Mary's first loss puts them at 10-1, 6-1.  


A big start to the 2nd half lifted the Newell Fonda boys to a 70-37 win over St. Mary's.  

The Panthers took a 4-0 lead, but Newell Fonda took the lead for good at 7-6.  The Mustangs led 25-12 after the 1st quarter, and 39-25 at the half.  Newell Fonda ripped off a 25-2 stretch during the 3rd quarter, and got a continuous clock going with just over 2:30 left in the 3rd.  

Ten Mustangs put points on the board, led by Carter Sievers with 19.  Ryan Greenfield scored 8 points in the 1st quarter, and finished with 14.  Trey Jungers chipped in 12.  

Mason Laven and Tanner Fiorendino each had 11 for the Panthers.  

Newell Fonda's improves to 10-2, 5-0 TLC, dropping St. Mary's to 3-8, 2-5.  

The Newell Fonda teams host Southeast Valley on Friday.  

The St. Mary's homecoming games on Friday against Manson Northwest Webster will be broadcast on 92.9FM KKIA, and video streamed on our website.