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Midgets Sweep Mustangs In Monday Night Hoops

January 17, 2023 6:03am

For the second time this season the Newell-Fonda basketball teams played E-L-C, this time around it was last night at Estherville.

The E-L-C girls raced out to a 23-12 lead after the first quarter and went on to defeat the Mustangs 74-58.  The Midgets, the top ranked team in 3A, were led by Haylee Stokes' 26 points as E-L-C improves to 11-0 on the year.  The Mustangs were led by Mary Walker who scored 20 and Kierra Jungers added 15.

Coach Dick Jungers said, "This was a tough game for the Mustangs as Estherville Jumped out by 10 and we were playing from behind most of the night.  I was pleased that we were able to cut a 15 point lead to 7 with 6 minutes to go in the game, but we were not able to knock down a shot to get any closer.  I felt our kids played hard, but we need to make a few more plays to win a game like this.  Give Estherville credit, they are very good and they did what they needed to do to win this one. The loss moves the Mustangs to 8-2 on the season".

The Mustangs are now 8-2 overall.

The Newell-Fonda boys suffered their second loss of the season as E-L-C won 78-69.  Carter Sievers scored 33 points in the loss as the Mustangs fall to 6-2 on the year.

The Newell-Fonda teams will play Tuesday night at Saint Mary's.