Spirit Lake girls win tourney opener

Mon 2-17-2014

The Spirit Lake girls picked up a post season tournament win Saturday night, beating Estherville Lincoln Central 58-27.  Emma Dau led the Indians with 19 points.  Joie Veldman added 13.  Carson Gjerde was the only Midget in double figures with 11.  The win means Spirit Lake will play in the regional semi-finals against Humboldt.  The Wildcats got by Forest City in a defensive struggle 39-36.  Spirit Lake will host that game on Wednesday.  The other half of the 3A region 1 bracket found Unity Christian beating Cherokee 75-35, and Sheldon got by Sioux Center 59-58.  Those two winners meet in Orange City on Wednesday.