Spirit Lake Basketball Sweeps Estherville Tuesday December 15
The Spirit Lake girls set the pace early leading 22-10 after the 1st quarter in lakes conference girls basketball and cruised to a 71-51 victory over Estherville. The Indians led 44-21 at half and 57-33 after the 3rd quarter before winning by 20. Spirit Lake shot 49% for the game and committed only 12 turnovers. Joie Veldman had 22 points and 5 rebounds to pace Spirit Lake. Estherville was led by Morgan White with 19 points. Spirit Lake improves to 4-1 and 2-1 in the conference and will travel to Emmetsburg Friday. Estherville falls to 2-6 and will host LeMars Friday.
Both teams got off to a slow start with Spirit Lake leading 12-11 after the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter, Spirit Lake went on a 10-0 run to start and held Estherville scoreless for the first 3 min 20 seconds. The Indians led 31-16 at the half and 47-32 after 3 quarters. It was the 4th quarter in which Spirit Lake pulled away outscoring ELC 29-7. The Indians would win the lakes conference boys basketball game 76-39. Spirit Lake would shoot 63% for the game and have only 8 turnovers. They were led by 40 points from Ryan Kriener. Estherville got 13 from Kyle DeVary. Spirit Lake improves to 3-2 and 2-1 in the conference and will travel to Emmetsburg Friday. Estherville falls to 0-6 and will host LeMars Friday.