Newman tops Lake Mills for NIC lead

Published 2:00 am Saturday, January 16, 2010

In a matchup of the two undefeated teams in the North Iowa Conference, Newman Catholic used a strong second and fourth quarter to get past Lake Mills 75-56 Friday in Lake Mills.

The Knights (10-0, 6-0 NIC), ranked third in Class A in Iowa, recovered from a three-point first quarter deficit to take a two-point halftime lead and outscored the Bulldogs (8-2, 5-1 NIC) 35-13 in the fourth quarter.

Lake Mills held Newman to eight points in the third quarter to build a 43-40 lead but the Knights’ depth carried them to victory.

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Olivia Olson led Newman with 20 points while Morgan Dornbier added 14. Haley Messmore, Lauren Hedrick and Jessica Balek all scored 10 points each.

Amanda Lampman led the Bulldogs with 16 points while Lindy Pins scored 13, and Morgan Fjelstad and Jade Durnil each had 12.

Lake Mills plays West Hancock Saturday in Lake Mills.

Newman 75, Lake Mills 56

Newman 12 20 8 35 — 75

Lake Mills 15 15 13 13 — 56

Newman scoring: Olivia Olson 20, Morgan Dornbier 14, Haley Messmore 10, Lauren Hedrick 10, Jessica Balek 10, Claire Jessen 8, Sam Grant 3.

Lake Mills scoring: Amanda Lampman 16, Lindy Pins 13, Morgan Fjelstad 12, Jade Durnil 12, Josie Brackey 3.