Indees earn split in DC play

The Independence/Gilmanton girls basketball team got off to a couple of fast starts, but could only finish one of their games with a win last week.

The Indees started strong and took a nine-point lead into halftime of their 55-42 win over Alma/Pepin in Gilmanton on Tuesday. They had a halftime lead on the road against Cochrane-Fountain City on Thursday, but managed just 10 points in the second half as one of the Dairyland Conference’s top teams took ctonrol.

I/G (2-3, 1-1) hosted New Auburn on Monday of this week and will welcome Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran on Thursday – with both games being played in Independence. They’ll head to Alma Center Lincoln this coming Tuesday and play in Arcadia next Thursday. 

I/G 55 A/P 42

The Indees went on a 12-4 run to take control then held off the Eagles in the second half.

The teams were close early before the Indees scored 12 of 16 to take a 25-15 lead and they took a 33-24 advantage into halftime. 

The Eagles kept coming in the second half, but the Indees turned back each challenge. A/P scored six of the first eight points to pull within five early in the second, but I/G responded with a 7-2 run. A/P scored five consecutive points to get within six, then I/G scored six straight to take a 49-37 lead.

The Eagles were within nine late, but I/G scored six of the last eight points to secure a 13-point win.

Freshman Norah Schank was one of four Indees in double-figures, leading the team with 16 points. Makiyah Scow scored 12, Adison Pronschinske finished with 11 and Kassidi Dejno scored 10. Arabelle Kniseley scored the team’s other six points.

I/G (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-fouls-points) — Halama 0/2-0/0-0-0-0 Kniseley 3/13-0/1-7-1-6 Pronschinske 3/6-2/4-5-2-11 Schank 6/12-2/4-5-3-16 S. Dejno 0/2-0/0-2-1-0 K. Dejno 4/5-2/4-3-1-10 Scow 6/9-0/4-9-1-12 Sylla 0/1-0/0-0-1-0

C-FC 43 I/G 31

The Indees stuck with a team many believe will win the Dairyland Conference title this year for a half, but went cold late.

I/G had a one-point lead at halftime of the game, but C-FC scored the first seven points of the second half. The Indees came back with a basket by Schank and free throw by Scow, but points would be hard to come by for I/G in the second frame.

C-FC scored 16 of the next 18 points to take control of the game. The Indees got one more basket and another free-throw after that, but that’s all they’d manage.

Schank led I/G with 10 points, while Scow scored six, while pulling in 12 rebounds. The team shot 23 percent from the field and made 10-of-19 free throws. Isabella Holzer led C-FC with 15 points.

I/G (field goals/attempts-free throws/attempts-rebounds-fouls-points) — Kniseley 2/7-1/2-5-3-5 Pronschinske 0/3-3/5-4-0-3 Schank 4/10-1/2-2-3-10 S. Dejno 0/4-3/4-4-1-3 Kampa 0/1-0/0-1-0-0 K. Dejno 2/6-0/0-2-2-4 Scow 2/9-2/6-12-4-6 Sylla 0/3-0/0-1-0-0

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