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No. 11 Norse girls edge Trojans, 39-38: R-S uses big third quarter to pick up HOIC win

Joe Randleman
Story City Herald
Reagan Barkema goes up for a shot during Roland-Story's 39-38 victory at West Marshall Friday in State Center. Barkema had 11 points and six steals in the win.

STATE CENTER - The Roland-Story girls’ basketball team took advantage of a huge third quarter to edge West Marshall, 39-38, in a Heart of Iowa Conference road game Friday. 

The Norse, ranked 11th in Class 3A, outscored the Trojans 24-5 in the third after trailing 18-10 at the break. West Marshall made a strong comeback in the fourth quarter to push the game to the wire, but Roland-Story held on to improve to 5-3 on the season and 4-0 in the HOIC. 

Roland-Story overcame West Marshall’s 13 of 17 to 5 of 12 advantage at the foul line and 19 turnovers by holding the Trojans to 29 % shooting from the floor. The Norse also held a slim 29-27 edge on the glass. 

Reece Johnson had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists and Reagan Barkema 11 points, six steals and four rebounds for the Norse. Madison Martindale tacked on seven points and four rebounds, Dani Grady five points, four boards and three assists and Jadyn Nelson three points and rebounds apiece. 

Dani Grady dribbles by a West Marshall defender during Roland-Story's 39-38 victory over the Trojans Friday at State Center.

West Marshall fell to 7-4 and 3-2 respectively. Katy Reyerson went off for 25 points, 11 rebounds, eight steals and four assists in a losing effort for the Trojans. 

Roland-Story 39, West Marshall 38 

RS       5     2   24    8 – 39 

WM    10    8     5   15 – 38 

Roland-Story (39) - Reece Johnson 3-9 3-6 11, Maddie Morton 1-6 0-1 2, Dani Grady 2-3 0-0 5, Reagan Barkema 5-11 0-0 11, Madison Martindale 3-5 1-1 7, Ava Charlson 0-2 0-0 0, Jordyn Ramus 0-0 0-0 0, Jadyn Nelson 1-2 1-3 3, Elizabeth Ihle 0-1 0-0 0, Madi Bauer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 15-38 5-12 39. 3-point field goals (4): Johnson 2, Grady, Barkema. Rebounds (29): Johnson 6. Assists (11): Johnson 5. Steals (11): Barkema 6. Blocks (1): Morton. Fouls: 19. 

West Marshall (38) - Kikki Pfantz 0-0 0-0 0, Lauren Solberg 2-11 0-0 5, Delaney Nichols 0-3 0-4 0, Avery Randall 2-5 0-0 6, Katy Reyerson 6-15 11-11 25, Adisyn Young 0-0 2-2 2. Totals: 10-34 13-17 38. 3-point field goals (5): Randall 2, Reyerson 2, Solberg. Rebounds (27): Reyerson 11. Assists (6): Reyerson 4. Steals (11): Reyerson 8. Blocks: None. Fouls: 16. 

IOWA FALLS – A rough shooting night hurt No. 11 (Class 3A) Roland-Story in a 36-34 loss at Iowa Falls-Alden Jan. 5. 

The Norsemen shot just 21.7 % from the field and made only 4 of 30 3-pointers in falling to 4-3 on the season.  

Roland-Story also struggled on the glass, giving up a 38-26 rebounding advantage to the Cadets. The Norse hung around by forcing 23 turnovers and only committing 11. 

A sluggish fourth quarter hurt Roland-Story. The Norse led 29-26 going into the fourth, but only scored five points over the final eight minutes. 

Reece Johnson had 12 points for Roland-Story in the loss. Dani Grady and Reagan Barkema scored six apiece, Madi Bauer and Madison Martindale each scored three and Maddie Morton and Jadyn Nelson chipped in two apiece. 

Johnson also had three assists and two steals, Grady six rebounds, Barkema three rebounds and one block, Bauer one steal and Martindale six rebounds. Morton dished out one assist and Nelson had four rebounds and one steal. 

Ella Sharar and Jenny Wibholm each posted a double-double to help Iowa Falls-Alden improve to 7-3. Sharar tallied 11 points and 12 rebounds and Wibholm 11 points and 10 boards. 

Iowa Falls-Alden 36, Roland-Story 34 

RS    10    8   11    5 – 34 

IFA     7    8   11   10 – 36 

Roland-Story (34) - Reece Johnson 5-14 2-4 12, Madeline Morton 0-6 2-2 2, Jadyn Nelson 0-0 2-4 2, Dani Grady 2-6 1-2 6, Reagan Barkema 2-6 0-0 6, Ava Charlson 0-1 0-0 0, Jordyn Ramus 0-1 0-0 0, Elizabeth Ihle 0-1 0-0 0, Madison Geise 0-3 0-0 0, Madi Bauer 1-6 0-0 3, Madison Martindale 0-2 3-4 3. Totals: 10-46 10-16 34. 3-point field goals (4): Barkema 2, Grady, Bauer. Rebounds (26): Barkema 6, Martindale 6. Assists (7): Johnson 3. Steals (8): Johnson 2. Blocks (2): Johnson, Barkema. Fouls: 16. 

Iowa Falls-Alden (36) - Ella Sharar 3-11 3-4 11, Jenny Wibholm 3-9 5-6 11, Marlee Lancaster 2-3 0-2 4, Hailey Bridgewater 2-3 1-2 7, Cailin Reimer 1-2 0-1 2, Abigail Ites 0-2 1-2 1, Allison Off 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 11-30 10-17 36. 3-point field goals (4): Sharar 2, Bridgewater 2. Rebounds (38): Sharar 12. Assists (12): Sharar 3. Steals (2): Wibholm 2. Blocks (1): Wibholm. Fouls: 15.