Freland buries six triples in Trojans’ victory over Gilbert
GILBERT – Rachel Freland hit 6-of-8 from 3-point land, and the West Marshall girls basketball team buried 17-of-19 from the line during a 65-42 road win over Gilbert on Saturday night.
Freland finished with 22 points, while Jennifer Davis added 17 points and five rebounds as West Marshall improved to 10-3 on the season.
“We played well from start to finish on both ends of the floor,” West Marshall Fred Zeller said. “We were the more aggressive team tonight and went to the line and made our free throws.”
West Marshall only missed two free throws despite hitting less than 60 percent as a team this season.
The Trojans led 15-6 after one quarter and pushed the advantage to 36-19 at the break.
Whitney Benson finished with eight points, seven assists and three steals, while McKenna Hotopp added nine points, five rebounds and four steals.
The Trojans next play at home against rival East Marshall at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
East Marshall 36
LE GRAND – A couple scoring droughts plagued the East Marshall girls basketball team in a 57-36 loss to Colo-NESCO in non-conference play at home Saturday.
The Mustangs missed several point blank shots during the second frame as the Royals outscored East Marshall 26-10 to build a 37-16 cushion by halftime. The Mustangs’ defense improved in the third but they were unable to find their shooting touch as Colo-NESCO (10-2, 7-1) stretched its lead to 49-25 entering the fourth.
Ashley Allen paced East Marshall (2-10, 1-6) with 14 points and also tallied a game-high nine rebounds and five steals, while Katie Roseland added seven points.
Caitlyn Riese led the Royals to their fourth straight win with 14 points as Samantha Riese and Shelby Anthony each added 11.
The Royals host Northeast Hamilton Monday, while the Mustangs battle West Marshall on the road Tuesday.
Jesup 38, North Tama 36
JESUP – Allison Zobel’s 17-point effort wasn’t enough as the North Tama girls basketball team dropped a 38-36 nonconference tilt on the road Saturday.
The Redhawks trailed 21-20 at the break before taking a 29-28 advantage entering the fourth.
“We found some good shots but they just weren’t falling,” said North Tama coach Irv Laube.
Alissa Brown led the J-Hawks (6-4) with a game-high 19 points while Abby Powell added seven and Bethany Weltzin had six.
Sam Zobel and Josie Youel contributed six and five points respectively for North Tama.
The Redhawks (3-8, 3-4) host Northeast Hamilton Tuesday and CAL Friday.