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Mitchell Christian girls topped by Howard

HOWARD -- Mitchell Christian was held in single digits in each quarter as Howard rolled to a 59-22 girls’ basketball win on Monday in Howard.

The Tigers jumped out to a 26-5 first quarter lead and never looked back. They stretched their lead to 41-12 at halftime.

“Howard is a good team and executed well,” Mitchell Christian coach Jackie VanLaecken said. “I was proud of the girls for fighting hard the entire game.”

Josie Erickson led the Tigers with 14 points and four steals. Macy Erickson netted 10 points. Hilary Albrecht and Bailey Rudebusch both added nine points. Albrecht had seven of Howard’s 33 steals.

Adaya Plastow paced the Golden Eagles with nine points and five rebounds, while Alyson Vander Pol added four points.

Howard forced Mitchell Christian into 42 turnovers.

Mitchell Christian (1-7) will play Andes Central/Dakota Christian on Thursday in New Holland. Howard (5-1) will play at the Hanson Classic on Saturday at the Corn Palace. The Tigers will play Andes Central/Dakota Christian at 10 a.m. to start the event.

Howard 59, Mitchell Christian 22Mitchell Christian (1-7): Carlie Vander Pol 1-1 0-0 2, Alyson Vander Pol 1-4 2-2 4, Colette Haag 1-3 0-1 2, Adaya Plastow 2-7 5-7 9, Taylor Lepke 0-7 0-0 0, Maggie Reynen 1-1 0-0 2, Charlotte Haag 0-0 0-0 0, Katelyn Karhoff 1-2 0-0 2, Sarah Morris 0-0 0-0 0, Erica Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Anna Cooper 0-1 1-2 3. Totals 7-26 8-12 22.
Howard (5-1): Bailey Rudebusch 3-6 3-4 9, Macy Erickson 4-10 0-0 10, Josie Erickson 6-11 2-3 14, Hilary Albrecht 4-13 1-2 9, Citori Rentz 3-5 0-0 6, Maggie Connor 0-2 0-0 0, Presley Claussen 0-0 0-0 0, Saddie Palmquist 1-1 0-0 2, Cayla Koepsell 2-7 1-2 5, Kenedy Koepsell 0-1 0-0 0, Sarah Borgers 0-0 0-1 0, Austyn Smit 0-0 0-2 0, Jessica Burghardt 0-1 0-3 0, Martina Albrecht 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 24-58 9-19 59.MC6 12 17 22H26 41 48 593-point field goals: MC 0; H 2 (M. Erickson 2). Rebounds: MC 23 (Plastow 5); H 30 (M. Erickson 3, Albrecht 3, Rentz 3, Claussen 3, C. Koepsell 3, Borgers 3). Assists: MC 4 (Karhoff 2); H 13 (Rudebusch 3, C. Koepsell 3). Blocked shots: MC 0; H 0. Steals: MC 3 (A. Vander Pol 1, Karhoff 1, Cooper 1); H 33 (Albrecht 7). Total fouls: MC 14; H 13. Turnovers: MC 42; H 16.
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