AHS girls drop rated match-up
In a battle between two ranked Class 3A girls’ basketball squads, top-ranked Pocahontas Area defeated 10th-rated Algona by the final score of 89-57.
The non-conference contest took place at Algona High on Thursday, Jan. 19. The visitors forced the red-and-black into 24 turnovers and yanked down 13 offensive rebounds in the victory.
The first quarter was tight although the Indians scored the first five points of the game before the home team answered with the next four to make it 5-4.
Pocahontas Area nailed a three-pointer to increase the lead to 8-4 but the Bulldogs came back to close the lead at 10-9 and Maddie Miller’s three-pointer tied the contest up at 12-12. But the visitors scored the last eight points of the stanza to hold a 17-12 advantage at the end of the first period.
The Indians scored the first four points of the second quarter to make it a 9-0 run before a hoop from Aliyah Buscher ended the run. Pocahontas Area got 14 points off the bench from Jacelyn Johnson in the period to build a commanding 42-17 lead.
For more on this story, please see the Jan. 26 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines.