Mustangs Fast Start Propels Them To Semi-finals

The 2nd ranked Newell-Fonda girls basketball team jumped out to 14-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game and went on to beat Calamus-Wheatland 68-30 in a 1A quarter-final game at the State Tournament in Des Moines.

The Warriors, who were playing in their first ever State Tournament game, committed 10 of their 30 turnovers in the first quarter as the Mustangs built a 23-11 lead after the first quarter. Newell-Fonda would then stretch that lead to 41-20 at halftime and then put the game away with a 19-2 3rd quarter.

The Mustangs shot 53-percent for the game and had three players in double figures with Kierra Jungers leading the way with 15 points. Kinzee Hinders had 14, and McKenna Sievers scored ten while dishing out seven assists and leading the team in steals with five. The Mustangs were plus eight in rebounding led by Hinders’ seven.

Click below to hear from Mustang head coach Dick Jungers.

Calamus-Wheatland concludes the year with a record of 24-2. Newell-Fonda is now 23-2 on the year and will take on Remsen-St. Mary’s Friday at 3:15pm in the semi-final round. RSM, now 24-0, beat Martensdale-St. Mary’s 52-33 in their quarter-final game. The game will be broadcast on 92.9FM KKIA