Feb. 2—JEFFERSON — A fast start helped the PCM girls' basketball team continue its dominance over Greene County on Monday.
The Mustangs overcame another tough shooting night with a strong performance at the defensive end of the floor during a 48-26 road win.
PCM won the Heart of Iowa Athletic Conference contest after dominating the first half. The Mustangs led 18-9 after one quarter and went into halftime with a 30-11 advantage.
"We shared the ball really well and got some good minutes for our bench," PCM head girls basketball coach Sami Allison-Rodriguez said. "I'm proud of our effort."
It was the Mustangs' sixth straight win over the Rams and they are 24-2 in the last 26 meetings in the series.
Tori Lindsay led PCM with 15 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals and Addison Steenhoek added 13 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Rebecca De Vries finished with seven points, five rebounds and two steals, Kyra Naeve tallied five points, two rebounds and six steals and Lila Milani collected eight points and four boards.
Jorja Teeter posted three rebounds, two assists and three steals for the Mustangs, who turned the ball over 17 times.
PCM (13-5, 9-3 in the HOIAC) shot 32.7 percent from the floor, made 6-of-29 from 3-point range and buried 10-of-14 from the free-throw line.
Becca Anderson led Greene County with 17 points, five rebounds and four steals, but the Rams (0-16, 0-10) shot 28 percent from the floor and turned the ball over 28 times.
Rebecca De Vries
Roland-Story 75, PCM 40
STORY CITY — The Mustangs hung with Class 3A No. 5 Roland-Story for a quarter on Tuesday, but the Lady Norse were just too good and a huge third quarter propelled them to a 75-40 home win during HOIAC action.
PCM couldn't overcome a tough shooting night, 19 turnovers or a disadvantage on the boards.
"We just couldn't get anything going and they couldn't miss," Allison-Rodriguez said. "It was just wasn't our night. We'll regroup and get ready for Friday night."
Steenhoek had 12 points, two rebounds, two steals and two blocks to lead the visitors, while Lindsay added 10 points, five rebounds and two steals.
De Vries tallied five points and six boards, Naeve registered six points, three boards and two steals and Teeter grabbed three rebounds.
The Mustangs shot 30 percent from the floor, made 5-of-12 from 3 and connected on 11-of-18 from the foul line. They were out-rebounded 32-24.
Kate Berggren led Roland-Story (17-1, 12-0) with 12 points and six rebounds and Riley Johnson added 11 points and five boards.
The Norse, who won the HOIAC championship this season, shot 43 percent from the floor, buried 10 treys and hit 17-of-18 from the foul line.