Just one game in and the Mustangs already are showing improvement on the court, according to Stanton coach Greg Wegner.
After a tight first half, the Mustangs stumbled in the second half Thursday as they opened the girls basketball season on the road in Dodge. The Mustangs dropped a 64-32 decision to Howells-Dodge after hanging with the Jaguars 31-22 in the first half.
“I thought we came out and played well in the first half,” Wegner said after the game. “We did a lot of good things in that first half, and I am impressed with how they played. I see a lot of improvement from last year.”
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Sylvia Cunningham hit double figures with 10 points to lead the Mustangs. Jaedyn Ratzlaff of Howells-Dodge dropped in 14 for the Jaguars.
“We posted up better than we have in the past and had some good looks down low,” Wegner said. “Overall, I saw improvement. We just need to be more consistent in the second half. We can’t let halftime come out and bite us in the tail.”
The Mustangs (0-1) will open at home on Saturday afternoon against Tekamah-Herman (1-0).
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Stanton 12 10 2 8 — 32
Howells-Dodge 19 12 9 21 — 64
Stanton: Olivia Cunningham 3, Madison Wragge 3, Bridgett Jensen 5, Kinley Pohlman 4, Arynn Spence 1, Sylvia Cunningham 10.
Howells-Dodge: Abbey Pieper 5, Morgan Gall 6, Cassie Pieper 3, Riley Pokorny 3, Janessa Schmidt 8, Brooklyn Macholan 6, Lilly Praest 4, Jaedyn Ratzlaff 14, Blair Fiala 8, Natalie Pieper 7.