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Wildcats scratch Warriors

February 11, 2014
Charlie Sorrells - Sentinel Sports Editor , Fairmont Sentinel

ARMSTRONG - Erase the opening 12 1/2 minutes of Monday night's Iowa girls basketball game, and the North Union Warriors nearly matched the Humboldt Wildcats point-for-point.

Unfortunately for North Union, Humboldt connected on 7 of its initial 17 shots from the field, including two 3-pointers, to build a 20-0 lead after one completed quarter in Armstrong.

Freshman guard Avery Terwilliger scored a game-best 10 points in limited playing time to guide the Wildcats to a 54-24 non-league victory over the Warriors.

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DRIVE TIME — North Union’s Alexis Valvick drives to the basket against Humboldt’s Madison Thomas (11) during nonconference basketball action Monday night in Armstrong. North Union’s Aurora Oliver (42), Dena Looft (52) and Madison Bollig (back), along with Humboldt’s Lauren Friesth (21) and Lindsey Johnson (35), watch the action. (Photo by Leanna Becker)

Trailing 28-0 on the heels of back-to-back 3-pointers from Humboldt's Lauren Friesth and Lindsey Johnson, Peyton Oleson finally ended North Union's 0-for-19 shooting performance by hitting a left-corner 18-footer with 3:27 left in the second quarter.

Ironically, the Warriors closed out the first half on a 4-0 run that they transformed into an 11-1 surge that bridged intermission.

Madison Bollig, who tossed in a team-best eight points, converted Oleson's pass into a low-post lay-in before Bollig spotted Madison Irmiter for a duck-under post leaner with 48 seconds left in the second frame.

Oleson opened the third quarter with a solo free throw before teammate Sarah Rolling worked the lane for back-to-back baskets to bookend Humboldt center Kessa Kuyper's solo charity toss.

Kuyper, who finished with eight points and eight boards, and Terwilliger combined equally for 10 of the Wildcats' dozen third-quarter points to hold a 44-15 edge heading into the fourth frame.

Bollig pocketed three steals and doled out three assists to go with her eight-point effort for the Warriors, Dena Looft garnered seven boards, while Irmiter recorded a game-high five blocks.

Friesth finished with eight points for the Wildcats, while Maggie Duffield pulled down eight boards to go with five points.

North Union (12-6) travels to Lake Mills, Iowa, tonight, while Humboldt (11-8) plays host to Iowa Falls-Alden tonight.

Humboldt 20 12 12 10-54

N. Union 0 6 9 9-24

HUMBOLDT (54)

Duffield 2-7 1-1 5, Terwilliger 2-5 4-4 10, Kuyper 3-8 2-4 8, Friesth 3-9 0-0 8, Thomas 1-1 0-1 2, Peters 2-4 0-2 4, Johnson 2-4 0-0 5, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Gargano 0-1 2-2 2, Nilles 0-2 2-3 2, Hauser 1-4 2-4 4, Peyton 0-3 0-0 0, Ross 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 18-53 13-21 54.

NO. UNION (24)

Rolling 2-7 0-3 4, Oliver 0-4 0-0 0, Bollig 3-8 2-2 8, Irmiter 1-5 0-4 2, Oleson 1-7 1-4 3, Looft 1-7 0-0 2, Valvick 0-3 1-2 1, Eaton 0-0 0-0 0, Gardner 1-2 0-0 2, Govern 0-1 0-0 0, E. Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, H. Anderson 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 9-49 6-17 24.

3-pointers: Humboldt 5-14 (Terwilliger 2-4, Friesth 2-6, Johnson 1-3, Gargano 0-1); No. Union 0-14 (Bollig 0-5, Oliver 0-4, Looft 0-2, Valvick 0-2, Gardner 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Humboldt 41 (Duffield and Kuyper 8 each); No. Union 28 (Looft 7). Steals: Humboldt 11; No. Union 8 (Bollig 3). Assists: Humboldt 8 (Thomas 4); No. Union 5 (Bollig 3). Blocked shots: No. Union 7 (Irmiter 5).

 
 

 

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