REMSEN -- A physical West Sioux team finally caught up with the Remsen St. Mary's girls Friday to take away the win, 31-30 over the Hawks.
"If you like a lot of fouls and a lot of contact and low scoring, you'd like to watch this one," RSM coach Nick Staab said.
The Hawks held a 30-24 lead with 3:30 left in the game, but they didn't score again that night.
The RSM girls were plagued with turnovers and a run of foul calls against them.
"With four minutes to go, they only called one more foul on West Sioux, and every single other call went against us, so that was pretty tough," Staab said. "We had some chances to win; we had some looks at the basket but we just couldn't convert."
Earlier, West Sioux led at the end of the first quarter 10-6, but RSM pulled ahead for a one-point lead by halftime, 15-14.
"It was low scoring the whole way," Staab said. "We played excellent defense."
The Hawks only allowed West Sioux four points in the second quarter and two in the third quarter.
Coming out of the third, RSM stretched the lead to 23-16 over the Falcons.
But West Sioux pounded out a monster 15-point final quarter, and the Hawks' seven points weren't enough to keep their lead.
RSM junior Lyndsie Schorg led the game's scoring with 14 points, and RSM senior Miranda Staab pulled down nine boards.
The team tallied eight steals and went 10-for-17 from the free-throw line.
Leading West Sioux (3-0) were a pair of Falcon seniors, Bailey VanDenBerg and Carissa Anderson with nine points each.
RSM's record drops to 2-1 going into a home matchup with South O'Brien tonight (Tuesday).