Class 1A State Basketball Tournament
Newell-Fonda 81, Woodbine 60
Second-ranked Newell-Fonda used its patented pressure defense to score 35 points off of 25 turnovers enroute to an 81-60 victory over Woodbine in Class 1A State Basketball Quarterfinal action.
Newell-Fonda never trailed in the contest and broke the game open by outscoring the Tigers 25-7 in the second quarter to enter halftime with a commanding 47-24 lead. The Mustangs built their lead to 33 points before both teams emptied their benches in the fourth quarter.
Mary Walker paced Newell-Fonda with 24 points while Kierra Jungers added 18. McKenna Sievers added 12 points with 10 assists. The Mustangs shot 55.7 percent from the field.
Despite the loss, Woodbine set a new Class 1A record for most three-pointers made in a game. The Tigers sank 12 of 27 three pointers, breaking the old mark of 11 set by Newell-Fonda in 2020. Amanda Newton drained five three-pointers and finished with a team-high 19 points. Nicole Hoefer added 17 points while Amanda Newton scored 11 points.
Woodbine, making its first trip to the state tournament since 1974, finishes its year at 23-3. Newell-Fonda advances to the Class 1A semifinals for the sixth-straight season and improved to 23-2. The Mustangs will face North Linn or Winfield-Mount Union on Friday at 3:15 p.m.