NEH Basketball Roundup
Greenfield, Jeffers power Trojets to ISC road win
DUNKERTON – The Northeast Hamilton girls’ basketball team started fast and ended strong last night in a 43-38 Iowa Star Conference victory over Dunkerton.
The Trojets (5-12, 4-10 ISC) jumped out to a 17-4 lead after one quarter, only to fall behind in the fourth quarter before they rallied to secure the mild upset over the Red Raiders (7-10, 6-7 ISC).
“We got off to a good start and that was a big key, and then we did all the little things down the stretch that it takes to win,” NEH head coach Bret Schutt said. “We were really solid and we couldn’t be happier to get this win.”
Molly Greenfield led the Trojets with 18 points and Jennifer Jeffers produced a double-double – 10 points and 12 rebounds.
“Jennifer Jeffers played a tremendous game for us,” Schutt said.
Freshman Alecia Kimball popped off for a game-high 19 points for Dunkerton.
NEH will be at home tonight to take on Tripoli at 6:30 p.m.
No. 9 Dunkerton strolls by Trojans, 55-25
DUNKERTON – Ninth-ranked (Class 1A) Dunkerton blitzed Northeast Hamilton with a 15-2 second-quarter run last night and the Red Raiders stayed unbeaten on the season with a 55-25 victory.
Dunkerton (16-0, 13-0 ISC) already lead 15-6 after one quarter, and the host essentially ended the game over the next 8 minutes.
“They’re a very solid team, but I thought we actually played pretty well,” NEH head coach John Seiser said. “We got good looks and we didn’t break down against their press, but we just couldn’t make a shot. It’s as cold as we’ve been in a long time.”
Noah Ronnfeldt netted 15 points in the loss for the Trojans (7-9, 6-8 ISC), who saw their three-game win streak ended. Gabe Rapp and Logan Seiser both had five points.
Kory Kuenstling (14), Robby Gibson (13) and Toby Sires (10) all scored in double figures for the Red Raiders.