Lady Savages keep win streak rolling

It remains the constant narrative it was unknown how the season would go for the Lady Savages, but so far, they’ve been exceeding their expectations. After rattling off five straight wins, the Lady Savages endured a difficult two game stretch, losing both, but have since won their last couple. They continued that streak when they traveled to BGM on January 4 and winning 52-39.

After a year of run and gun, Sigourney has turned to their post players more to bring their team success. So far that, along with their stifling defense and possessing the ball for long amounts of time, have been a big factor in not only winning, but dominating. Sigourney was tested early by the Bears as both teams got into double digits in the first quarter, with the Lady Savages leading 14-11. BGM added on another 10 points in the second quarter while Sigourney was held to just nine, but still held onto a 23-21 lead going into the half.

Second-half adjustments strongly favored Sigourney as they found more success down low and balanced their scoring out with their more veteran players. Sigourney went on to win the second half 29-18, pulling away when they needed to and didn’t lose control at that point resulting in a 52-39 win.

Kaylee Weber led the Lady Savages with 18 points, getting to the line for 10 shots, pulled down 12 rebounds and recorded a half-dozen steals. Megan Stuhr was right behind her with 14 points of her own, had seven steals, four rebounds and one assist. Summer Barthelman also got into double figures with 10 points, making five of six from the free throw line, grabbed five rebounds, blocked two shots and had one steal. The Lady Savages finished the game with 19 steals, compared to BGM’s six.

Sigourney traveled to face Waco on January 7 before returning home to host North Mahaska the following night. They will wrap up their week by traveling to HLV on January 11 and will host Pekin on January 12 in a game of clashing strategies.