Indee girls split with Hornets, Beavers

After struggling offensively in one game, the Independence girls basketball team rebounded with a road win last week.

Alma Center Lincoln took control late in the first half of the game last week Tuesday as the Indees had a difficult time getting any shots to fall, losing 51-30. On Friday, however, they hit the road and took control of their game against Augusta early in the second half of a 59-46 win. The even week kept Independence's weekend near equal as they entered this week at 8-9 with a 4-6 mark in Dairyland Conference play. Independence was scheduled to head to Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran on Monday of this week before heading to Gilmanton on Thursday. They return home on Saturday for a game against Whitehall. This coming Tuesday the Indees will play at Blair-Taylor.

AC Lincoln 51 IHS 30 - A 19-4 run to close the first half put the Hornets in control. The game was close early on before Independence's offense went quiet and the Hornets went on a run to take a 29-13 lead into halftime. The Indees stayed with the Hornets in the second half, but their offense still wasn't able to get back on track completely as AC Lincoln went on to win by 21. Brianna Truog led the Indees with 10 points while both Alana Back and Emerson Pronschinske scored six, Aubrie Pronschinske finished with five, Avery Pape scored two and Janessa Perry finished with one.

IHS 59 Augusta 46 - After an even start to the game, the Indees went on a 12-0 run and took a 10-point lead into halftime. The Indees had led for much of the first half, but the Beavers hung around as a three pointer made the score 17-16 before the Indees responded with a big run. Aubrie Pronschsinke made a jump shot to give the Indees some breathing room before Alana Back and Emerson Pronschinske both scored inside and Truog knocked in a three pointer to put the Indees ahead 26-16. Truog knocked in another three to put her team ahead by 13 before Augusta responded with a three to cut it back to 10 and end the run. The Indees took a 31-21 lead into halftime and added to that with a few baskets in the first half as they went ahead 37-23. Independence led by as much as 18 at one point before the Beavers cut into the lead late in the game. Truog led the Indees with 14 points, including four three pointers. Ziy Conner scored 13 points and pulled down 18 rebounds for Independence while Back had a career-best 13 points. Emerson Pronschinske added 10 with 11 assists while Aubrie Pronschinske scored five and Avery Pape finished with four.

Independence (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-fouls-points) - Back 6/8-1/1-4-1-13 Pape 2/5-0/0-3-4-4 A. Pronschinske 2/5-1/2-4-1-5 Truog 5/9-0/1-2-0-14 Perry 0/1-0/0-0-1-0 E. Pronschinske 3/8-3/4-6-2-10 Conner 5/11-3/3-18-3-13

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