COLFAX — The first meeting between Colfax-Mingo’s girls’ basketball team and BGM went down to the wire. And the second meeting was no different.
The Tigerhawks led by three after one quarter, trailed by three at halftime and couldn’t overcome BGM’s big third quarter during a 49-43 loss in South Iowa Cedar League action on Jan. 31.
For the second time this season against the Bears, Colfax-Mingo trailed by eight after three quarters.
“It’s lack of execution. We had some lapses in what we were supposed to do,” C-M coach Blake Warrick said. “We knew what girls we couldn’t let shoot but they got open shots off anyway. That hurts us and we got get down again. We fought back but couldn’t quite get it done.”
The Tigerhawks came all the way back early in the fourth as Abbey McConeghey scored inside and Brennan Rhone had a three-point play and then buried a jumper to make it 37-36.
BGM scored the next six points to go back in front and never trailed again. Avery Rague made a 3-pointer to close the gap to 44-43, but the Bears hit 5-of-6 from the free-throw line in the final 30 seconds to close it out.
“We didn’t execute once we got the lead. We were fine on defense, but our offense was crazy hectic,” Warrick said. “I want us to play faster but we also need to play smart. We push it when we don’t have numbers sometimes and we don’t push it when we should. We just need to do better with our decision making.
When we speed up, our decision making gets sped up and it leads to too many turnovers. “
Rague scored seven of her 12 points in the first quarter and her 3-pointer put the Tigerhawks (4-13 overall, 4-10 in conference play) up 12-9 after the first period.
Carley Underwood had a six-point second quarter, scoring all six from the foul line. But BGM (9-9, 6-7) used an 8-0 run to grab an advantage and the Bears led 25-22 at halftime.
The lead grew to eight twice in the third quarter. Underwood hit a 3-pointer to make it 27-25, but the Bears’ 6-0 run pushed the lead to 35-27 after three quarters.
Underwood led the Tigerhawks with 13 points. Rague scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds and Rhone and McConeghey each added eight points.
McConeghey also added six rebounds and seven steals. Rhone had five rebounds and four steals. Kyra Lester had 10 rebounds and Caylee Cunningham grabbed four.
BGM defeated Colfax-Mingo 42-38 in the first meeting in Brooklyn.
Colfax-Mingo played Class 1A No. 3 North Mahaska on Feb. 4. The Tigerhawks host Melcher-Dallas at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6 and host HLV at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7 in Colfax.
Sigourney 59, Colfax-Mingo 29
COLFAX — Rague scored 10 points and Underwood added nine points and five rebounds, but the Tigerhawks lost to Sigourney 59-29 during SICL play on Jan. 27.
Colfax-Mingo trailed 12-11 after one quarter but was outscored 20-7 in the second and 20-6 in the third.
McConeghey grabbed four boards and swiped five steals. Lester pulled down six rebounds.
Montezuma 80, Colfax-Mingo 19
MONTEZUMA — McConeghey tallied four points, three rebounds and two assists and Vry grabbed six boards but Class 1A No. 5 Montezuma cruised past the Tigerhawks, 80-19, during SICL play on Jan. 28.
Underwood and Lester both scored four points each and Rhone scored three points.
Colfax-Mingo trailed 24-6 after one and 30-10 at halftime.