VICTOR —Senior Payton Rhone scored 22 points and had three steals, and Colfax-Mingo’s girls’ basketball team claimed its first win of the season and the first victory in the Jeff Clemens era.
The Tigerhawks outscored HLV by three in both the first and third quarters, and that proved to be the difference in a 48-42 road win over the Warriors on Nov. 27.
Colfax-Mingo led 10-7 after one quarter and held a one-point lead at halftime. Another 10-7 advantage in the third put the Tigerhawks up four after three quarters.
Rhone hit four 3-pointers and was 10-of-15 from the free-throw line in the win. Sophomore Brennan Rhone added eight points and five blocks.
Senior Jordan Atwood tallied four points, five rebounds and three steals, sophomore Crystal Lincoln finished with three points, three rebounds and three steals and senior Camilla Schlosser added three points and four boards.
Senior Colbee Cunningham grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and freshman Avery Rague dished out a team-best two assists. Senior Delaney Underwood had five points and three steals.
The Tigerhawks attempted 40 free throws, making 24.
Colfax-Mingo hosted Lynnville-Sully on Dec. 4.
The Tigerhawks face BGM in a girl-boy doubleheader on Dec. 7 in Colfax. The girls game tips off at 6 p.m. and the boys game starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Colfax-Mingo boys’ basketball team rallied from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit and won in new coach Mark Rague’s debut.
Colfax-Mingo outscored HLV by 13 in the fourth quarter, and won the game 47-41 on Nov. 27.
“I was really impressed with the growth and understanding as the game went on,” Coach Rague said.
“We learned a lot about ourselves and how to win.”
Junior Brady Berkey had a team-high 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the Tigerhawks, and senior Zarek Hill chipped in 13 points and eight boards.
Sophomore Jake Nichols tallied five points and 15 rebounds. Sophomores David Rague and Jordan Lundin each had five rebounds.
Rague also had four blocks and three assists and Lundin chipped in two steals.