Fremont-Mills’ quick start dooms Wolverines

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Fremont-Mills girls opened the game on a 24-7 run and sprinted to its 17th victory of the season Friday with a 56-34 win over East Mills.

The Knights (17-3 overall, 15-2 in the Corner Conference) used their aggressive full court press to set the tempo early.

“We started fast and I felt had a nice first quarter,” Fremont-Mills coach Rod Williams said.  

Williams wasn’t very happy with his team’s play after the first quarter, however.

“We stopped pressing and coasted a little too much the second quarter but still thought we did some things well,” Williams said. “The third quarter we came out and totally fell asleep.  Devin Laughlin really put it to us that quarter.  Overall I thought Devin had a very, very solid game.  She hit three three’s in the third quarter as we dozed off in our 2-3 zone.”

The Knights went back to man-to-man in the fourth quarter and closed the game on an 11-2 run.

“The fourth quarter we manned up and woke up,” Williams said. “I thought we recovered from a horrible third quarter pretty well. We should have manned up sooner.”

Andrea McClary scored a team-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Knights.

“She came to play and she attacked the basket much better,” Williams said.

Taryn Williams added 16 points and Knight leading scorer Macy Williams struggled with her shooting touch,  finishing with 13 points.

Laughlin led East Mills with a game-high 24 points.

Fremont-Mills 72,
South Page 28

Macy Williams, Taryn Williams and Ashley McClary combined for 49 points as Fremont-Mills downed South Page 72-28 in Corner Conference girls basketball Thursday.

The Knights rolled out to a 50-16 halftime lead.

Macy Williams scored a game-high 20 points while Ashley McClary added a career-high 15 and Taryn Williams 14.
Cheyana Brownfield paced South Page with 15 points.

East Mills 44,
Nishnabotna 32

The East Mills girls evened their record at 10-10 on the season with a 44-32 victory over Nishnabotna Thursday.
The Wolverines went into halftime leading 22-19. The difference was the third quarter, as East Mills outscored Nishnabotna 10-3.

Devin Laughlin had a big game for East Mills, scoring 24 points and grabbing four rebounds. Laughlin also had seven assists and six steals.

Samantha Opal meanwhile had six points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Brianna Weak had four points, while Emmy Duysen scored five points off the bench for the Wolverines.