Von Bank sinks 3-pointers, fuels Warriors’ 78-4 basketball rout
BUFFALO CENTER, Iowa — The North Union Warriors girls basketball team did not allow the North Iowa Lady Bison to score a single point during the second half of their Top of Iowa Conference clash Friday night.
Vanessa Von Bank connected on four 3-pointers to pace her game-best 18-point performance in topping a balanced scoring attack as North Union steamrolled North Iowa, 78-4, in Buffalo Center, Iowa.
The Warriors erupted for 29 first-quarter points en route to a 51-4 halftime advantage.
Vanessa Von Bank made 4 of 7 attempts from behind the 3-point arc to pace North Union’s 9-for-30 performance as a team from long distance. Von Bank also pocketed four of the Warriors’ 34 steals.
Cassie Beadle made 5 of 8 shots from 2-point range to trigger her 15-point effort for the Warriors. Beadle also pocketed a co-team-best six steals and distributed a game-high four assists.
Emily Meyer hit a pair of treys to pace a 10-point performance for North Union, while Olivia Von Bank and Sam Nielsen contributed nine points apiece. Olivia Von Bank garnered a co-team-best six steals, while Nielsen pulled down five boards and generated three steals.
Alivia Charlton supplied six points, Maggie Engelby collected five points and generated three steals, Lily Henderson grabbed six rebounds to top the Warriors, while Naomi Jones chipped in three steals.
The Warriors made 27 of 54 shots from 2-point distance for 50 percent to go with a 3-for-5 effort at the free throw line.
North Union (2-0) plays host to Estherville-Lincoln Central at 6 p.m. tonight in Armstrong.
North Union 29 22 16 11–78
North Iowa 2 2 0 0– 4
North Iowa 61, North Union 33 — Dominyk Price netted a game-high 20 points and Riley Sabin contributed 12 points to march the Bison to a 28-point Top of Iowa Conference win over the Warriors on Friday night in Buffalo Center, Iowa.
Nick Schiltz connected on 3 of 6 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc to highlight his 14-point performance for North Union.
Gage Madden produced seven points, pulled down a team-best six rebounds and pocketed three steals for the Warriors, while Logan Odegaard netted five points.
Luke Schmidt and Jay Heinen each grabbed three rebounds for North Union on the night.
The Warriors made just 6 of 26 shots from 2-point range for 23.1 percent, hit 4 of 19 behind the bonus arc for 21.1 percent and sank 9 of 17 at the free throw line for 52.9 percent.
The Bison held a narrow 13-10 first-quarter lead over the Warriors before erupting for 21 second-quarter points en route to a 34-18 edge at intermission.
North Union (0-1) plays host to Estherville-Lincoln Central at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Armstrong.
N.Union 10 8 6 9–33
N.Iowa 13 21 13 14–61