Norfolk girls win first game at Fremont, while Fremont boys snag win in doubleheader
FREMONT - A hard fought battle in the Heartland Athletic Conference resulted in a series split between Norfolk and Fremont on Friday night, with the Norfolk girls winning 46-33 and a Fremont boys victory, 53-38.
The Fremont Tigers started scoring early in the girls game, taking an 11-6 lead into the end of the first quarter and after going up 13-6, the Panthers flipped a switch.
Norfolk went on a 17-0 run spanning the rest of the second quarter and early third quarter and propelled them through the rest of the game.
The Tigers tried to rally back in the fourth quarter down 36-26, but the Panthers kept the pedal on the gas and left Fremont with their first win of the season.
Skylar Indra scored a game high 14 points for the Panthers, including four three-pointers. Tasha Eisenhauer and Aubrey Russell scored 8 points each, while Bo Caskey and Emerson Waldow had 6 points.
Fremont was led by Jenna McClain with 12 points and Mattie Dalton with 11 points.
With the win, Norfolk has its first on the year and moves to 1-4, while Fremont falls to 1-5.
In the boys game, the Tigers got off to a hot start, leading 19-9 at the end of the first quarter thanks to a 9-2 run to finish the opening period.
The Panthers, once down 12, rallied back and only trailed by 4 points heading into halftime at 28-24.
Fremont started the third quarter with three straight three's to go on a 9-0 run and open up a 13 point lead.
Again, Norfolk rallied and brought the score down to 5 points at the end of the third quarter.
That was all the Panther's could muster in the comeback attempt, as Fremont found the offense to hold off Norfolk and leave home happy with a 53-38 victory.
Fremont was lead by Collin Ridder with 16 points, Coriahnn Gallatin with 13 points and Maurice Bryant with 7.
Norfolk's Easton Sullivan scored 11, followed by Braylon Owens with 9 and Tavien Winsley scoring 8.
The win makes it two straight for the Tigers as they improve to 2-4. Norfolk drops its fourth straight and falls to 1-4.