Nothing but net
Written by: Zoey Lien
The Algona girls’ basketball team is now 11-7! The girls have been working hard this entire season in order to improve!
On January 24th the girls played Humboldt at home for the annual Pink Out game. The girls won against the Humboldt Wildcats with an ending score of 51-40. The leading scorer of the game was Aliyah Buscher with a total of 18 points, followed by Abbey Holmes with 10 and Molly McCauley with 8. The Pink Out game is always a good game to watch and raise money for women struggling with breast cancer.
On January 27th the girls played against the Forest City Indians. The girls fought hard the entire game but fell to the Indians with an ending score of 34-51. The leading scorer of this game was Kameryn Etherington with a total of 7 points, followed by Lillian Etherington and Molly McCauley with 6 points each.
The Algona girls had a great win over the St. Edmond Gaels on the 28th of January. The girls played very well the entire game and ended with a score of 53-21. The leading scorers were Abbey Holmes and Aliyah Buscher, both with 10 points each, followed by Molly McCauley and A’lailah Perry, both with 8 points each.
On January 30th the girls traveled to Clarion to play against the Cowgirls. The end of the game became more intense, and the girls fell just short, ending with a score of 43-49. The leading scorer of this game was Molly McCauley with 16, followed by Abbey Holmes and Kameryn Etherington, both with 11.
On January 31st the team traveled to Iowa Falls for a game against the Iowa Falls Cadets. The game was an exciting win for the Algona Bulldogs, 58-31. Abbey Holmes led the team with 20 points, followed by Buscher with 15.
The girls had another tough game against the #4 ranked Clear Lake Lions at home on the 4th of February. The team worked hard and were on fire with their shots, including a clutch three pointer by Buscher very late in the fourth quarter. “I went crazy, like Monte would say,” says Aliyah Buscher. The Bulldogs came away with a 48-45 win! This loss gave Clear Lake just their second loss of the season.
The Algona Bulldogs travel to Hampton on February 7th to play against the Hampton Dumont Bulldogs. Coming up for the Bulldogs, on February 10th the girls travel to Pocahontas and on the 11th they will take on Clarion at home. The Clarion game is senior night for the Bulldogs. Be sure to come out and show your love and support for all of the athletes this year.