GMG girls beat Redhawks

GMG’s Reese Dieleman guards the sideline during the Wolverine’s road game against Grand View Christian on Dec. 10. One of Dieleman’s best performances of the season thus far came against North Tama where the sophomore forward scored 10 points and seven rebounds. Photo courtesy of Laura Bru

The GMG Wolverines earned themselves a winning record on Dec. 7 as they took a close 52-45 win over North Tama in conference play.

It was the third win for the Wolverines and the second win in the conference, putting the team in the middle of the pack with Collins-Maxwell and behind Baxter and Meskwaki.

North Tama showed a strong first half, winning the scoring battle to take a 25-22 lead going into the halftime locker room.

However it was the Wolverines applying pressure in the second half that won the final two quarters by a 10-point margin.

GMG got a balanced offense effort with three starters contributing in double figures.

Adelyn Sienknecht and Jocee Mason tied for the team high of 12 points each.

Reese Dieleman also put up 10 points to go along with seven rebounds.

Senior post Jenna Yilek was the anchor underneath the hoop for the Wolverines, securing a total of 11 rebounds.

Yilek and Marriah Stonewall each had six points on offense.

North Tama tried their best to work their way into the game with three-point shooting, but ended up with a cold night going 2-for-23 as a team.

GMG put up far fewer long range attempts but outshot the Redhawks from the field 37 percent versus 29 percent shooting.

The leading scorer for North Tama was freshman Ava Breakenridge who came off the bench and scored 15.