SPORTS SHORTS: Warrior girls open with a pair of wins
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT — The Meskwaki girls’ basketball team opened the season with consecutive wins, defeating Don Bosco and Gladbrook-Reinbeck at home.
In Monday’s season opener, the Warriors walloped Don Bosco by the final score of 46-9. Meskwaki led 32-4 at the half and eased to the win, allowing no more than four points in any quarter.
Wakinyela Bear came off the bench to lead the Warriors with 17 points. Summer Youngbear scored 11 points and blocked three shots, and Sia Bear chipped in seven points off the bench.
Geanna Bear and Sitara Xiavong both pitched in with five points.
The Warriors started fast again on Tuesday night, knocking off Gladbrook-Reinbeck 58-39. Meskwaki stormed out to a 20-14 advantage in the first quarter and led 30-18 at the half.
Geanna Bear led the Warriors with 16 points, Wakinyela Bear added 14 and Sia Bear had 12. Wakinyela racked up seven assists and three steals. Kalayna White finished with six points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots.
Mahayla Olson and Katie Clark led Gladbrook-Reinbeck (0-1) with nine points apiece. Megan Cooley had eight points and 10 rebounds, and Lauren Boyer added seven points. Clark led the Rebels with 11 rebounds.
East Marshall denied in 1-point opener
LE GRAND — Colfax-Mingo overcame a three-point deficit by outscoring the East Marshall girls’ basketball team 19-15 in the fourth quarter to rally to a 44-43 victory on Tuesday night.
Morgan Neuroth led East Marshall with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Ellie Hull added 12 points, six rebounds and seven steals.
Carley Underwood paced Colfax-Mingo with 16 points and Abigayle Rawlins added 13 more for the Tigerhawks, who managed to overcome 30 turnovers to win.