Manson NW girls impressive in win

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Paige Condon of Manson Northwest Webster grabs a rebound over St. Edmond’s Cambrie McBride on Thursday in the Gael gym. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

Manson Northwest Webster girls coach Bret Larson decided his team needed to make a change.

Larson utilized a hockey-style method of lineup shifts, swapping in five players at a time.

The end result was a commanding 62-32 victory for the Cougars here Thursday night over St. Edmond.

Natalie Pearson led three players in double figures with 11, while Bailey Kenyon recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, as MNW snapped a five-game losing skid.

Sarah Peters chipped in 10 points, with Briley Condon adding eight and Bailey Kenyon seven with 10 boards for Manson NW (2-10 overall).

“It was one of those things where we were in a rut and a lot of times, I didn’t know who should go in when because we have 10 girls that are all pretty equal,” Larson said. “Being 1-10, we decided we had to try to make something happen.

“Maybe it won’t work every night, but this was good to see because it really gave the chance for a lot of girls to gain confidence.”

For the Gaels (0-10), Leah Neverman and Cambrie McBride each scored seven points, with Neverman adding six rebounds and two blocks.

St. Edmond was unable to ever dig out of an early deficit.

“One thing I thought we didn’t do a good job of was playing hard,” SEHS head coach Steve Neuberger said. “Even when we have been playing some of the top teams in the North Central Conference, we’ve gone hard until the end. We have to do a better job of keeping our intensity strong.”

Manson NW scored 14 of the first 16 points of the game, building a commanding lead. Seven different players were part of the run, hitting either a field goal or free throw.

“We’ve had a really tough stretch both right before the break and since coming back against some really good teams,” Larson said. “I thought we lacked confidence in those games, so hopefully this helped give us some.

“We made our first shot and our first free throws, which are things we haven’t been doing, so that was a good start.”

The incoming weather has forced the Cougars to postpone their planned Twin Lakes Conference game with 15th-ranked (Class 2A) Emmetsburg set for Friday night, so they will next be in action Tuesday vs. Southeast Valley.

St. Edmond now returns on that same night when they head to No. 10 (3A) Hampton-Dumont after rescheduling a planned date with Iowa Falls-Alden.


Manson NW — Emma Wood 1-3 0-0 3, Chloe Troshynski 2-4 1-2 6, Briley Condon 3-6 0-0 8, Sarah Peters 5-9 0-0 10, Autumn Marsh 1-3 0-0 2, Paige Condon 0-3 0-0 0, Chloe Peterson 1-3 1-2 3, Natalie Pearson 3-8 5-6 11, Bailey Kenyon 3-9 1-2 7, Olivia Sturgis 5-6 0-2 10, Allyson Jaeschke 0-0 0-0 0, Alexis Wood 1-3 0-0 2, Jayne Wiese 0-1 0-0 0, Delaney Marine 0-0 0-0 0, Destinee Martin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 25-58 8-14 62.

St. Edmond — Kelli Kersten 2-4 0-0 4, Cambrie McBride 2-8 3-4 7, Emma Neverman 0-3 0-0 0, Aubrey Bemrich 0-0 0-0 0, Leah Neverman 2-8 2-2 7, Gracie Harvey 0-4 0-1 0, Avery Galles 0-2 0-0 0, Katie Flaherty 1-1 0-2 2, Emma Alstott 1-4 0-0 2, Leah Johnson 0-0 2-2 2, Anna Kolacia 0-1 0-0 0, Klara Baker 0-0 1-2 1. Totals: 8-35 8-13 25.

Quarter scores: Manson NW led 11-2, 27-14, 45-20. Three-point goals: Manson NW 4-17 (E. Wood, Troshynski, B. Condon 2); St. Edmond 1-12 (L. Neverman). Total rebounds: Manson NW 45, St. Edmond 21. Steals: Manson NW 14, St. Edmond 6. Blocked shots: Manson NW 3, St. Edmond 3. Turnovers: Manson NW 14, St. Edmond 23.


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