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Big second half carries Cadets past Lynx

Iowa Falls-Alden freshman Ella Sharar caught fire just as Webster City went cold in a North Central Conference girls’ basketball game inside the WCHS gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

Sharar rained in 17 of her game-high 21 points in the second half, a 16-minute stretch in which the Cadets rattled off a 31-12 burst to pull away from WCHS for an easy 54-33 victory.

The Lynx (1-9, 0-6 NCC) were within two points at the intermission, but the offensive struggles they’ve faced all season crept up after the break. They shot just 28 percent (12 of 43) in the contest.

IF-A (9-4, 4-3 NCC) buried nine 3-pointers, including two each from Sharar, Hailey Bridgewater and Cailin Reimer. Bridgewater gave the Cadets a second double-digit scorer, as she finished with 12 points.

Jenna Miller was the most consistent offensive player for WCHS, as she canned two triples and led the way with 12 points. Kelly Stoakes added seven points, Alley Odland and Leah Kasch had five each, and Livia Kasch finished with four.

Miller yanked down a team-high eight rebounds. Stoakes distributed three assists, and the Kasch sisters both collected two steals.

WCHS will return to the road on Tuesday to face Humboldt.

IF-Alden 54, Webster City 33

Saturday at Webster City

Iowa Falls-Alden (9-4, 4-3 NCC) — Ella Sharar 7 5-6 21, Jenny Wibholm 1 3-8 6, Marlee Lancaster 1 1-2 4, Hailey Bridgewater 5 0-0 12, Cailin Reimer 2 0-0 6, Madison Jass 0 0-0 0, Abigail Ites 2 0-0 5, Allison Off 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 9-16 54.

Webster City (1-9, 0-6 NCC) — Fallon Casey 0 0-0 0, Kelly Stoakes 3 0-1 7, Alley Odland 2 1-1 5, Leah Kasch 1 3-4 5, Shelby Queen 0 0-0 0, Livia Kasch 2 0-1 4, Jenna Miller 4 2-2 12, Reese Casey 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 6-9 33.

Iowa Falls-Alden 8 15 15 16 — 54

Webster City 10 11 7 5 — 33

3-point field goals — IF-A 9 (Sharar 2, Bridgewater 2, Reimer 2, Wibholm, Lancaster, Ites); WC 3 (Miller 2, Stoakes). Rebounds — WC 20 (Miller 8). Steals — WC 10 (Stoakes 3). Assists — WC 4 (Le. Kasch 2, Li. Kasch 2). Turnovers — WC 20. Team fouls — IF-A 10, WC 15. Fouled out — none.

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