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No. 4 Royal girls surge to 17-1

Colo-Nesco center Caitlyn Riese battles Waterloo Christian’s April Hall (rear) and Katlin Armbrecht (31) for a rebound during the No. 4 Royals’ 63-25 victory over the Regents Jan. 28 in Colo. Photo by Joe Randleman
Colo-Nesco center Caitlyn Riese battles Waterloo Christian’s April Hall (rear) and Katlin Armbrecht (31) for a rebound during the No. 4 Royals’ 63-25 victory over the Regents Jan. 28 in Colo. Photo by Joe Randleman
Colo-Nesco’s Hannah Buseman tries to find an open teammate against the pressure defense of Waterloo Christian’s Anna Doering during the Royals’ Iowa Star Conference victory over the Regents Jan. 28. Photo by Joe Randleman
Colo-Nesco’s Hannah Buseman tries to find an open teammate against the pressure defense of Waterloo Christian’s Anna Doering during the Royals’ Iowa Star Conference victory over the Regents Jan. 28. Photo by Joe Randleman

COLO – A great stretch over the second and third quarters ignited the Colo-Nesco girls’ basketball team in a 63-35 victory over Tripoli Monday at Colo.

The Royals only led by three points after one quarter. But they outscored the Panthers 35-13 over the next two periods to break the game open and improve to 17-1 overall and 13-1 in the Iowa Star Conference.

Colo-Nesco – the No. 4 team in Class 1A – shot 52 percent from the field with 20 assists on 27 field goals. The Royals also had 15 steals on defense.

Caitlyn Riese, Melanie Van Loon and Madison Farren all scored in double figures for Colo-Nesco.

Riese was 9 of 10 from the field, finishing with 18 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block. Farren was also efficient, scoring 15 points on 6 of 8 shooting and she added three rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Van Loon had a breakout game in recording a career-high 17 points. Van Loon was 7 of 14 from the field, 3 of 8 from 3-point range and she added four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Makaelyn Neuendorf chipped in nine points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Shayla Dean finished with four points, nine assists and six steals for the Royals.

Colo-Nesco 63, Tripoli 35

T 13 9 4 9 – 35

C-N 16 20 15 12 – 63

Colo-Nesco (63) – Jillian Gibbons 0-1 0-0 0, Leah Vincent 0-1 0-0 0, Hannah Buseman 0-0 0-0 0, Madison Farren 6-8 3-4 15, Kassie Robinson 0-0 0-0 0, Shayla Dean 2-7 0-0 4, Rachel Vincent 0-0 0-0 0, Peyton Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Melanie Van Loon 7-14 0-0 17, Makaelyn Neuendorf 3-9 1-2 9, Tabitha Halferty 0-2 0-0 0, Caitlyn Riese 9-10 0-0 18. Totals: 27-52 4-6 63. 3-point field goals (5): Van Loon 3, Neuendorf 2. Rebounds (26): Riese 7. Assists (20): Dean 9. Steals (15): Dean 6. Blocks (1): Riese.

COLO – A phenomenal first quarter sparked Colo-Nesco to a 58-36 Iowa Star Conference victory over Don Bosco Friday at Colo.

The Royals held the Dons scoreless over the first eight minutes to race out to a huge 21-0 lead. By halftime Colo-Nesco led 38-9, enabling the Royals to go on cruise control over the final two quarters.

Colo-Nesco prevailed with ease despite getting outrebounded, 40-16. The Royals came away with 21 steals and they shot 42 percent from the field.

Caitlyn Riese and Melanie Van Loon each put up 14 points to lead Colo-Nesco. Riese was 7 of 11 from the field and Van Loon went 4 of 7 from 3-point range to give the Royals a nice inside-outside tandem.

Riese also had three assists and two rebounds and Van Loon handed out four assists.

Shayla Dean delivered 11 points, eight steals and five assists and Madison Farren tacked on nine points and three rebounds for the Royals.

Erin McFadden and Kaitlyn McGarvey both had a double-double for Don Bosco. McFadden recorded 10 point and 12 rebounds and McGarvey finished with 10 points and 11 boards.

Colo-Nesco 58, Don Bosco 36

DB 0 9 16 11 – 36

C-N 21 17 12 8 – 58

Don Bosco (36) – Rachel Schmit 0-0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn McGarvey 4-7 2-2 10, Riley Schares 1-6 0-0 2, Tori Even 1-6 0-0 2, Emily Schaefer 0-1 0-2 0, Hanna Halverson 1-2 0-1 2, Steph Jones 0-1 1-2 1, Lauren Becker 4-10 1-2 9, Erin McFadden 5-7 0-0 10. Totals: 16-40 4-9 36. 3-point field goals: None. Rebounds (40): McFadden 12. Assists (7): Schaefer 3. Steals (11): McGarvey 2, Even 2, Jones 2, Becker 2, McFadden 2. Blocks (2): Halverson 2.

Colo-Nesco (58) – Jillian Gibbons 0-0 0-0 0, Leah Vincent 0-4 0-0 0, Hannah Buseman 1-5 1-2 4, Madison Farren 4-10 1-2 9, Kassie Robinson 0-0 0-0 0, Shayla Dean 5-10 0-0 11, Rachel Vincent 0-0 0-0 0, Peyton Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Melanie Van Loon 5-9 0-0 14, Makaelyn Neuendorf 2-7 0-0 4, Tabitha Halferty 1-3 0-0 2, Caitlyn Riese 7-11 0-0 14. Totals: 25-59 2-4 58. 3-point field goals (6): Van Loon 4, Buseman, Dean. Rebounds (16): Buseman 5. Assists (20): Dean 5. Steals (21): Dean 8. Blocks: None.

COLO – Colo-Nesco didn’t waste much time getting past Waterloo Christian at home Jan. 28 as the Royals dominated the Regents in each of the first three quarters en route to a 63-25 victory.

All-state Royal guard Shayla Dean scored the game’s first six points and then she assisted on a Caitlyn Riese basket to give Colo-Nesco an 8-0 lead out of the gate. Dean followed Waterloo Christian’s first bucket with a 3-pointer, then she converted a basket off a steal to push the Royal lead to 13-2.

Waterloo Christian pulled within 15-9 by the end of the opening quarter, but Colo-Nesco began the second period on a 9-2 run.

After that the Regents never stood a chance. Colo-Nesco led 38-13 at the half, and by the end of the third quarter, its advantage had swelled to 40 points.

“We got a big lead, then relaxed and gave up two good looks,” Colo-Nesco head coach Wayne Cafferty said. “Then we got into it and had a good second quarter and a good third quarter. Then we got a chance to work on a couple new things we put in this week. It was good for us.”

Dean was the catalyst for Colo-Nesco.

Dean hit 9 of 12 field goals, including 3 of 5 3-pointers, to finish with a game-high 22 points. She also dished out seven assists and was her usual disruptive self on defense, coming away with four steals.

“I’ve been told if I’m on, the whole team gets going,” Dean said. “I’m trying to have a good night every night to pump up the team.”

Dean was right as the Royals shot 48 percent from the field and made five 3-pointers on offense and defensively they limited the Regents to 19-percent shooting and came away with 15 steals.

Madison Farren and Caitlyn Riese both chipped in 12 points for Colo-Nesco. Farren also had nine rebounds and three steals and Riese finished with six boards and one block.

Melanie Van Loon chipped in seven points, four assists and two steals. Leah Vincent and Hannah Buseman scored three points apiece of the bench, and Vincent added three steals and Buseman handed out three assists.

April Hall led Waterloo Christian with six points and 10 rebounds. Anna Doering finished with five points, five rebounds, three steals and one block for the Regents.

Colo-Nesco 63, Waterloo Christian 25

WC 9 4 4 8 – 25

C-N 15 23 19 6 – 63

Waterloo Christian (25) – Elly Sullivan 0-0 0-0 0, Sydney Nystrom 0-1 1-2 1, Whitney Smith 0-2 0-0 0, April Armbrecht 2-8 0-0 4, Anna Doering 2-13 1-2 5, Allison Mazzarella 1-4 3-4 5, Ally Yousse 0-0 0-0 0, April Hall 1-9 4-6 6, Aubrey Grant 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 8-42 9-14 63. 3-point field goals: None. Rebounds (27): Hall 10. Assists (5): Smith 2. Steals (7): Doering 3. Blocks (1): Doering.

Colo-Nesco (63) – Jillian Gibbons 0-1 0-0 0, Leah Vincent 1-3 0-0 3, Hannah Buseman 1-3 1-2 3, Madison Farren 5-8 2-3 12, Kassie Robinson 1-1 0-0 2, Shayla Dean 9-12 1-3 22, Rachel Vincent 0-0 0-0 0, Peyton Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Melanie Van Loon 3-9 0-0 7, Makaelyn Neuendorf 0-5 0-0 0, Tabitha Halferty 1-2 0-0 2, Caitlyn Riese 6-12 0-0 12. Totals: 27-56 4-8 63. 3-point field goals (5): Dean 3, L. Vincent, Van Loon. Rebounds (30): Farren 9. Assists (18): Dean 7. Steals (15): Dean 4. Blocks (1): Riese.

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