The week of Dec. 10 was perfect for the girls from Mabel-Canton, which defeated both of their SEC basketball rivals.

Mabel-Canton vs. Schaeffer Academy

On Dec. 11, the Cougars handed the SA Lions a 49-38 defeat.

Double-double honors went to Sara Lind, who led M-C with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Lind also has 2 assists, 2 steals, and two blocked shots. Christy Welscher also shared double-column kudus, scoring 14 points while snagging 10 boards; she also contributed 2 blocks, 2 steals, and an assist. Lydia Geving came close to a double-double, scoring 9 points while hauling in 9 rebounds. She had 4 steals and 3 assists. Carly McCabe dished 6 assists, grabbed 5 rebounds, 4 steals and scored 5 points. Coranda Vickerman scored 6 points, passed for 2 assists and had a rebound.

After a slow start, M-C was able to move the ball around against the SA 2-3 zone, coach Adam Wilder said. That opened up some shots. The Cougars held a 14 point margin at the half, and maintained a 9-11 point edge in the second period in spite of some scrappy competition from the Lions.

For SA, Melanie Murphy led with 17 points.

Mabel-Canton vs. Glenville-Emmons

The Cougars hosted G-E on Dec. 14, soundly defeating the Wolverines 61-25.

"We started flat in the first half and it really took us awhile to get going again against their zone," Wilder reported. Even so, the Cougars again enjoyed a 14 point lead at the half.

"Glenville came out in a different zone in the second half and we were able to have more success against it. Towards the middle of the second half we went on about a 12-0 run to blow the game open," Wilder added.

Welscher led the Cougars with a double-double 18 points, 10 rebounds. McCabe had 11 points. Geving had 7 points and 4 assists. Vickerman scored 8 points, while Danielle Paul added 6. Lind chipped in 5 points.

For the Wolverines, Jaclyn Weitzel, Jaden Rasmussen, and Bre Lundmark each scored 7 points.

Up next

Mabel-Canton defeated Riceville on Dec. 17 by a score of 45-37. Look for a complete report in next week's News-Record. On Thursday, Dec. 20, they were scheduled to travel to La Crescent to play the Lancers of the Hiawatha Valley Conference. On Dec. 27 and 28 the team will travel again, playing in the Winona State Holiday Tournament.



Southeast Conference 2013

GIRLS Basketball conf. season

EAST DIVISION W L W L

Spring Grove * 5 - 0 5 - 3

Mabel-Canton 4 - 1 5 - 1

Hope Lutheran 3 - 1 6 - 1

Lanesboro 1 - 3 2 - 4

Houston 0 - 3 0 - 3

* defending division champion

WEST DIVISION

Lyle/Pacelli 4 - 1 6 - 1

Grand Meadow 2 - 2 2 - 3

LeRoy-Ostrander* 2 - 3 2 - 5

Schaeffer Academy 1 - 4 2 - 6

Glenville-Emmons 0 - 4 0 - 5