COLFAX — The Class 1A No. 3 Montezuma Bravettes were too much for Colfax-Mingo’s girls’ basketball team to handle on Nov. 30 during South Iowa Cedar League play.
Montezuma led 46-12 at halftime and improved to 3-1 on the season with a 61-28 road win.
Iowa recruit Shateah Wetering led three Bravettes in double figures with 15 points. Ten players scored in all for Montezuma.
“Montezuma is a pretty sound team, well disciplined and executed their offense to perfection,” Colfax-Mingo coach Jeff Clemens said.
Colfax-Mingo senior Payton Rhone finished with 11 points, two rebounds and two assists.
Senior Jordan Atwood added five points, three rebounds and two assists.
Senior Delaney Underwood chipped in five points, senior Camilla Schlosser grabbed five rebounds and sophomore Crystal Lincoln swiped three steals.
Montezuma (3-1 overall, 2-0 in the SICL) hit its first five shots from the floor and led 11-2 early.
Colfax-Mingo closed it to 16-7, but an 11-2 run after that put the Bravettes in front 27-9 after one quarter.
Montezuma won the second quarter 19-2 and led 46-11 at halftime.
Colfax-Mingo (1-2, 1-1) turned it over 28 times and only forced Montezuma into 11 miscues.
“Turnovers killed us, some caused by Montezuma’s defense and many self-inflicted,” Clemens said. “I think we as a team learned a lot about ourselves from playing a team of this caliber.
“We are still crawling and growing each day, taking small steps in our process of improving but we are improving.”
Colfax-Mingo hosted 1A No. 14 Lynnville-Sully on Dec. 4.
The Tigerhawks host BGM for another SICL game at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 in Colfax.
COLFAX — Colfax-Mingo’s boys basketball team lost for the first time this season after falling behind early against Montezuma and never recovered during South Iowa Cedar League play on Nov. 30.
The Braves led the Tigerhawks 19-8 after one quarter and outscored Colfax-Mingo 38-8 in the second.
The Tigerhawks were outscored 18-14 in the second half, but the halftime deficit was too much to overcome.
Trey Shearer led the Braves with 15 points, 10 assists, six steals and four rebounds. Nine players scored in all for Montezuma.
Montezuma is 2-0 on the season and 2-0 in the SICL. The Braves are outscoring their opponents by an average of 40.5 points through two games.
The Tigerhawks (1-1, 1-1) hosted Lynnville-Sully (2-1, 1-1) on Dec. 4.
Colfax-Mingo hosts BGM for another SICL contest at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Colfax.