MCS girls defense stifles Iroquois in road win
IROQUOIS -- The Mitchell Christian School girls basketball team has had its share of success at Iroquois. For the 10th consecutive season, the Golden Eagles picked up a win against Iroquois, this time with a 45-18 victory on the road to begin the...
IROQUOIS -- The Mitchell Christian School girls basketball team has had its share of success at Iroquois.
For the 10th consecutive season, the Golden Eagles picked up a win against Iroquois, this time with a 45-18 victory on the road to begin the season.
Mitchell Christian allowed just one point in the first quarter and never looked back as the defense never allowed more than eight points in a frame.
“It was a good win,” MCS head coach Chris Nemec said. “It was nice to just get the first game going and get rid of all the jitters that come with it. We were missing some of our kids, so we were just happy with what the kids did and the effort they put forth.”
The defense was active all game, as the Golden Eagles were able to turn steals into layups, particularly in the first half. Mitchell Christian led by 17 at halftime and didn’t let up in the second half, allowing just five and four points in the third and fourth quarter, respectively.
The Golden Eagles put three players into double figures, led by junior forward Anna Cooper, who scored a game-high 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the win.
“It’s just important for us to get her opportunities to score,” Nemec said. “She’s only a junior and we need to be able to go through her to get some offense. We need her to have a lot more opportunities.”
Staci Wolbrink added 14 points and Audrey Hofer pitched in 10 for Mitchell Christian (1-0), which travels to Dell Rapids St. Mary on Tuesday.
Iroquois (0-1) freshman Katie Dubro scored 12 of the team’s 18 points. The Chiefs host Wessington Springs on Tuesday.