North Mahaska’s lock down defense worked to perfection Friday even when their shots were not falling in the early stages of their nonconference victory over Moravia, 80-16. The Warhawks forced 28 turnovers, more than two dozen came from steals.
All but one North Mahaska player scored in the game which allowed the Warhawks to see reserves earn significant playing time.
North Mahaska (7-1, 5-0) limited Moravia to single-digit scoring in all four quarters while scoring more than 20 in each of the first three quarters. The Warhawks led 42-9 at halftime.
“Our defense was really good tonight and got us into our transition game,” said NM coach L.E. Moore. “We were not hitting shots early but our defense kept us in the game. Our defense will help us win games.”
Breckyn Schilling was the lone Warhawk in double figures with 15 points. She added five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Starter Sydney Andersen and reserves Nataliya Linder, Payton Sanders and Olivia Ridgeway each scored nine. Kayla Readshaw and Libby Hargis each scored seven, Carly Lake added six and Regan Grewe had five. Grewe added five rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Jaida Spencer led Moravia with six points.
North Mahaska will close out the pre-holiday competition at Belle Plaine Monday and Sigourney Thursday.