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Bemidji Pioneer
Mustang ladies basketball starting strong
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The first competitive week of girl's basketball is over and the Mustangteam is off to a 2-0 start. The Mustangs traveled to Laporte Dec. 2 for their first game.


They jumped out quickly, taking the lead and never looking back. The girls were able to run a fast-paced tempo with a tough press that created many turn overs by Laporte.

Katey Lutz led the charge on offense putting up 19 points and pulling down eight rebounds. Senior Tonya Weidenborner helped offensively putting up eight points and leading the team on defense with seven steals. Danielle Nistler took charge and ran the offense while pulling down a team high of nine rebounds.

In the end, the Mustangs out-rebounded Laporte 54/25 which helped them finish the first game of the season topping Laporte, 56-30.

The following night, Dec. 3, the Mustangs held their home opener in Northome and squared off in a doubleheader against Blackduck.

On this night, the rebounds were much harder to come by. Blackduck had the height advantage and were much more physical than Laporte. The Mustangs ended up getting out-rebounded, 25/50. They were able to overcome the lack of rebounds by focusing on good shots and taking care of the ball on offense.

Senior Brittney Heck lead the team from the left side dropping three 3-pointers and going three-for-five from the line, putting up 20 points on the score board. Kelly Heck wasn't far behind, matching her sister's three 3-pointers and going six-for-seven from the line for a total of 15 points.

Senior Cathy Frenzel brought it all to the game leading the team with 10 rebounds and putting up 10 points, with four assists, and three steals. Danielle Nistler continued to take care of running the offense assisting with 10 shots which is one shy of the Mustang record.

In the end, the Mustangs were able to hold off a tough Drake team and pull away with the victory, 61-56.

Pioneer staff reports