Winning streak starts again

by Taylor Burns

An important rivalry basketball game took place at Collins-Maxwell-Baxter on Dec. 11 between the PCM Mustangs and CMB Raiders. With lots of history behind both teams competing against one another for any sport, there is always a goal for both PCM and CMB to come out on top. Another factor weighing into the PCM girls wanting a win was that they lost to Pella Christian earlier that week, so they wanted the victory. That night, it was the Mustangs who took the title, beating the Raiders 43-24 and starting their winning streak over, as of press time.
“We worked so hard during practice the past week, and it really showed,” junior Bailey Brodersen said. “Coming out, we new we couldn’t assume anything about them [CMB], but everything paid off in the end all because we worked together as a team.”
Up 22-9 at half, the girls knew they had the win in the bag. Junior Jayci Vos was on a roll as she hit three three-pointers, finishing with 12 points and leading the team, with junior Rachel Stafford behind her at 10. Junior Katie Vande Wall easily led the team in rebounds with 15 coming off the court; Stafford had six, junior Kayla Jennings had five and Vos had four.
“We continue to play solid defense. What I was probably most happy about tonight was our rebounding,” Head Coach Jeff Lindsay said. “I really think we took a step forward tonight in a lot of areas offensively that we had to. We’re starting to get the corner turned, and I see us continually working to get better.”
The girls’ next game is tomorrow night, Friday, Dec. 18 at Saydel High School at 6 p.m. Come out and support them as they fight against the Eagles to keep their winning streak.