Royals kick off season with a victory
The MMCRU Royals’ girls’ basketball team had an outstanding first game of their 2018- 2019 season, kicking things off with a victory against the Storm Lake St. Marys team on November 20. The Panthers put up a good fight, but the Royals pulled ahead and beat them with an amazing final score of 67-26.
The Royals were led in points by freshman starter Taylor Harpenau, who scored an amazing 20 points for the Royals. Harpenau was followed closely by Emily Dreckman, another freshman, who scored a whopping 18 points. The third varsity leading scorer was another freshman, Ellie Hilbrands, who finished the game with eight points.
The girls kept a strong lead throughout the game finishing the first quarter with a score of 14-12, and a crushing second quarter to lead 39-17 at halftime. They continued to dominate the third quarter and led 56-23, and finally sealed the hard-fought victory of 11-3 in the fourth and final quarter. This gave the Royals a grand total of 67 points to the Panthers’ 26, not a bad way to kick off the season.
The Royals went into the game with high expectations and confidence in their abilities and they were rewarded with an epic first win of the year. This season is looking to be an interesting one so make sure you get out there and show the Royals your support.