New Hampton’s Hope McDonald puts up a shot during a Border Battle game played Saturday morning against Schaeffer Academy.

Chickasaws weather back-to-back storm

New Hampton girls get conference victory over Decorah, win Border Battle tilt

At the half, New Hampton’s girls were up by 14 Friday night against Decorah and the next afternoon — as the Chickasaw girls were taking on Schaeffer Academy in Decorah’s “Border Battle” — they were, again, up by 14 at the half.

Both ended with big Chickasaw wins as New Hampton’s defense allowed only one double-digit quarter of the combined eight — a 10-point fourth quarter against Decorah.

Coach Chad Pemble thought the final margin of victory Saturday, which ended up being 35 points, would have been bigger had the girls not played a conference foe the night before.

“Playing back-to-back games is something you have to do during the season and we weathered it with two victories,” he said.

But he also said the 54-30 Friday night win over the Vikings was “no cake walk,” despite the 0-7 Viking record.

“Their kids are athletic and physical, but we were getting in the gaps and denying passes, we got some steals that way which helped us.”

The rest of the story may be found in the Dec. 18 Tribune.

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