MARENGO — Discipline came into play in Monday’s South Iowa Cedar League showdown between Class 1A fourth-ranked Lynnville-Sully’s Hawks and the Iowa Valley Tigers.
Lynnville-Sully’s girls stumbled for only the second time this season. Iowa Valley is the only team to beat the Hawks. The Tigers upended the Hawks, 45-35, in league action.
“Tonight, Iowa Valley was the more disciplined team,” said Jerry Hulsing, Hawk head coach. “We need to work on being discipline on defense. On offense, we need to take care of the little things in a big, tight game that makes the difference.”
The Hawks are 11-2. The last time they lost was Dec. 16 at home against Iowa Valley. The Tigers improved to 9-1.
Lynnville-Sully pushed out to a 13-10 first-quarter lead. The Tigers climbed into the lead with a 13-5 run in the second period to lead 23-18 at the break. Each team added 10 points in the third quarter. Iowa Valley held steady on a 12-7 surge in the fourth quarter.
“We struggled on offense tonight, we had chances but could not capitalize,” Hulsing said. “We didn’t have good ball movement and spacing on offense to be able to attack effectively. Iowa Valley beat us on the boards getting too many second-chance points and had some girls step up and hit some open looks. We had our hands on several ball, but Iowa Valley took the ball away from us, so we need to work on being stronger.”
The Hawks went 13-of-44 from the field for 29.5 percent while the Tigers were 18-of-48 from the field for 37.5 percent. Lynnville-Sully had 23 turnovers.
Becca Vos and Lysandra James each tossed in nine points for Hawks. Cassie Cullen scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds, and made four steals. Jade Van Rees came up with three steals and handed out three assists. Lyndsay Terpstra had three steals.
Marissa Ward led the Tigers with 11 points and eight rebounds.
Lynnville-Sully hosts Keota Friday.
Iowa Valley 10-13-10-12—45
Lynnville-Sully — Vos 9, James 9, Cullen 8, VanWyk 4, Rasmusson 3, Van Rees 2.
Iowa Valley — Ward 11, Herrmann 9, Seye 7, Davis 7, Kriegel 6, Smith 5.