Decorah’s Anna Madrigal plays tough defense on the Chickasaw player Saturday night at home. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Decorah’s Anna Madrigal plays tough defense on the Chickasaw player Saturday night at home. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

With two games in two nights, the Decorah girls basketball team (6-12, 4-7 NEIC) battled for a split of the contests.



Big win

It was a road victory for the Vikings Friday night in Cresco, defeating Crestwood (11-6, 5-6 NEIC) 41-36.

The Vikes had a good first quarter, scoring 15 points. The defense also stepped up, allowing just six points to make it 15-6 at the break. However, the Vikes went ice cold in the second quarter, scoring just two points. Despite the offensive struggles, the Vikes led 17-12 at halftime.

In the third, Decorah scored nine points while allowing 12 to make it just a two-point game with eight mintues remaining, 26-24 Vikings. Crestwood came back to tie the game at 28-all with six minutes remaining. However, Decorah maintained composure. The Vikes took a two-point lead, but Crestwood made it 33-32 with three minutes remaining. A two-point game with one minute left, Decorah put it away.

Abby Arend led the way with 14 points. Noreen Gentry had 11 while Anna Madrigal put up five.

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