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CMB girls roll past C-M, SH

Abbie Haupert had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Collins-Maxwell-Baxter girls’ basketball team in a 41-28 victory over South Hamilton Feb. 5 in Baxter. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Raiders. Photo by Joe Randleman
Abbie Haupert had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Collins-Maxwell-Baxter girls’ basketball team in a 41-28 victory over South Hamilton Feb. 5 in Baxter. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Raiders. Photo by Joe Randleman
CMB guard Lexi Breon fires off a pass during the Raiders’ win over South Hamilton Feb. 5. Breon handed out seven assists in a 41-28 CMB victory. Photo by Joe Randleman
CMB guard Lexi Breon fires off a pass during the Raiders’ win over South Hamilton Feb. 5. Breon handed out seven assists in a 41-28 CMB victory. Photo by Joe Randleman
Mackenzie Schmitz Photo by Joe Randleman
Mackenzie Schmitz Photo by Joe Randleman

COLFAX – An awesome defensive effort helped the Collins-Maxwell-Baxter girls’ basketball team roll to a 58-20 road victory over Colfax-Mingo Friday.

The Raiders limited Colfax-Mingo to a dreadful 6 of 48 () shooting night from the field. They held the Tigerhawks to seven points or less in all four quarters of play.

CMB led 27-8 at the half. The Raiders exploded offensively in the third quarter, scoring 22 points to build a 36-point lead and put the game away.

Abbie Haupert was outstanding on both ends of the court in the low post for CMB.

Haupert outscored Colfax-Mingo by herself, making 11 of 16 field goals and all five of her free-throw attempts to finish with 27 points. Haupert also snared 14 rebounds, blocked seven shots and had three steals.

Lexi Breon also recorded a double-double for CMB. The junior point guard produced 10 points and 10 assists.

Bridget Hurley added nine points, four rebounds and four assists. McKenzie Schmitz had six points and four assists, Sydney Ziesman finished with four points and two steals and Mikayla Eslinger pulled down 10 rebounds and scored two points to help the Raiders improve to 6-15 overall and 4-13 in the Heart of Iowa Conference.

Jenna Teed finished with seven points, six rebounds and two assists for Colfax-Mingo.

CMB 58, Colfax-Mingo 20

CMB 14 13 22 9 – 58

C-M 4 4 5 7 – 20

CMB (58) – Mackenzie Schmitz 3-6 0-0 6, Sydney Ziesman 2-5 0-0 4, Megan Ritter 0-2 0-0 0, Bridget Hurley 3-8 2-3 9, Katie Ziesman 0-2 0-0 0, Mikayla Eslinger 1-2 0-0 2, Abbie Haupert 11-16 5-5 27, Lexi Breon 4-10 0-0 10. Totals: 24-51 7-8 58. 3-point field goals (3): Breon 2, Hurley. Rebounds (44): Haupert 14. Assists (21): Breon 10. Steals (7): Haupert 3. Blocks (8): Haupert 7.

Colfax-Mingo (20) – Alivia Haley 0-3 0-0 0, Jena Teed 2-14 1-2 7, Jessica Albright 1-10 3-5 5, Ivy Moore 0-1 0-0 0, McKenzie Cogley 1-6 0-0 2, Jade Lewis 1-5 2-2 4, Breawana Schroeder 0-3 0-0 0, McKinzie Tjaden 0-1 0-0 0, Amy Russell 0-2 0-0 0, Dakota Hostetter 1-1 0-0 2, Brianna Cooper 0-1 0-0 0, Kayla VanDusseldorp 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 6-48 6-9 20. 3-point field goals (2): Teed 2. Rebounds (26): Cogley 7. Assists (3): Teed 2. Steals (3): Cogley 2. Blocks (2): Cogley, VanDusseldorp.

BAXTER – A strong finish against an overmatched South Hamilton team is exactly what Collins-Maxwell-Baxter needed Feb. 5 at Baxter.

After the first half ended in an 18-18 tie, CMB held a one-win Hawk team to just 10 points over the final two quarters. That allowed the Raiders to break the game open and pull off a 41-28 victory that snapped a seven-game losing skid.

“We’re lucky to be able to play South Hamilton at this time, because we’ve had a lull for a while and finally we were able to come together as a team,” CMB senior center Abbie Haupert said. “We’ve had some sickness and injuries and we were able to overcome that tonight.”

CMB actually trailed 20-19 early in the fourth quarter. But Lexi Breon found Bridget Hurley for a basket and followed up with a 3-pointer, then Haupert tacked on back-to-back buckets to push the Raiders in front, 28-20.

The Raiders still led by eight after three quarters. Early in the fourth quarter, Sydney Ziesman converted a basket and hit two free throws and Mackenzie Schmitz also canned a pair of foul shots to increase CMB’s lead to 14.

“We decided we wanted to pick up the pressure,” Haupert said. “By picking up our defense, we could pick up our offense.”

Breon added another basket to give CMB its biggest lead at 40-24. With less than three minutes left in regulation, the Raiders easily held on to earn their fifth win of the season and third Heart of Iowa Conference victory.

“We were able to finally pull everyone together and get a solid team defensive win,” Haupert said.

Haupert finished with a game-high 17 points for CMB. She was also a monster on the boards – finishing with 16 rebounds – and added four steals and one block defensively.

“Lexi and Bridget were really attempting to get the ball into me,” Haupert said. “Even with (South Hamilton’s Savana Stangeland) on me, they were able to get good passes around her so I could score for the team.”

Breon ended up with seven points and seven assists. Hurley added four points, six rebounds and one assist.

Ziesman and Schmitz also played well for CMB. Ziesman had seven points and two steals and Schmitz finished with four points, five rebounds and five steals.

Stangeland led South Hamilton with nine points. Kayla Lucas tacked on eight points for the Hawks.

CMB 41, South Hamilton 28

SH 11 7 6 4 – 28

CMB 8 10 14 9 – 41

CMB (41) – Mackenzie Schmitz 1-5 2-4 4, Sydney Ziesman 2-4 3-7 7, Megan Ritter 1-1 0-0 2, Bridget Hurley 2-7 0-2 4, Virginia Sposeto 0-0 0-0 0, Katie Ziesman 0-2 0-1 0, Mikayla Eslinger 0-3 0-0 0, Abbie Haupert 6-13 5-8 17, Lexi Breon 3-7 0-0 7. Totals: 15-42 10-22 41. 3-point field goals (1): Breon. Rebounds (47): Haupert 16. Assists (11): Breon 7. Steals (12): Schmitz 5. Blocks (1): Haupert.

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