REINBECK - One of the highest scoring girls' basketball teams in recent Iowa high school history got off to a solid start on Monday night.
The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels turned away Cedar Valley Christian in both teams' season opener, running away from the Huskies for a 70-45 victory.
Erin Wentzien, Nicole Adair and Hayley Weber had 13 points apiece to lead a balanced Rebel attack. Britney Keller added 10 points and Emily Snider had nine for Gladbrook-Reinbeck, which knocked down nine 3-pointers in debuting this year's edition of 'The System.'
Take two will be tonight as the Rebels host Denver in a varsity girls-only game at 6:15 p.m.
Shelby Hembera scored a game-high 22 points to pace Cedar Valley Christian.
Jesup 47, East Marshall 39
LE GRAND - Alissa Brown scored a game-high 22 points and Lindsey Kite added 10 as Jesup scored a win over another NICL West squad to start the season, beating East Marshall 47-39.
Jesup ousted South Hardin in their season opener behind Brown's 27-point performance.
The host Mustangs (0-3) got within five points during the fourth quarter but could not come up with the key bucket to cut further into the deficit.
Ashley Allen scored a career-high 16 points to lead East Marshall. Taylor Fricke had 10 points and eight rebounds, while Mariah Fritz tallied five points, six assists and five steals. Madisen Hinegardner and Katie Roseland both chipped in four points for the Mustangs, who host West Marshall on Friday night.