The Fremont-Mills girls rode a 17-0 second quarter run and a strong defensive effort to a 50-20 victory over Heartland Christian in Corner Conference basketball on Tuesday at Iowa Western Community College.
After a rough first quarter on both ends of the court, the Knights rattled off 17 straight points in the second quarter to turn a slim 13-7 lead into a 30-7 halftime lead.
“We had a tough time at first getting rolling,” said Fremont-Mills coach Rod Williams. “But we stayed after it. Coming off a game last night we were hoping we wouldn’t be flat.”
Fremont-Mills came out after halftime on an 8-0 run and led 40-7 with just under four minutes to go in the frame by the time the Eagles got their first field goal since the first quarter. In all, the Knights held Heartland Christian without a point for just over 12 minutes of play between the second and third quarters.
“We played really good defense there (in that run),” Williams said. “We started out extending a little bit there, they actually have a pretty good post player and some good shooters if you give them time to shoot. But with us extending our guards out we kind of prevented that.”
With just six players on their roster, the Eagles had little depth or energy to come back.
“That’s what we want to do,” Williams said of wearing down the Eagles. “We need to stay at it. I told them going into the fourth quarter, ‘We’re still running.’ Because that’s our conditioning. In the future, we want the fourth quarter to be ours. Hopefully we can do that more.”
Taryn Williams had a game-high 18 points to lead the Knights. Macy Williams chipped in 13 points.
Molly Cunard led the Eagles with 12 points.
Macy Williams scored 21 points and dished out a career-high 11 assists to lead Fremont-Mills to a 67-46 victory over Underwood last Monday.
The Knights (1-1) led 35-24 at the break and extended their lead with a 19-11 third-quarter run.
Taryn Williams added 19 points and Emily Smith 13 for the Knights.
Allison Waters and Lea Crouse led the Eagles with 18 and 13 points each, respectively.