The Boone Central/Newman Grove Lady Cardinals boosted their season record to 5-2 with a pair of final pre-holiday victories this past week.
Boone Central/Newman Grove traveled to Genoa Tuesday, Dec. 17, and edged the host Twin River Titans 42-38.
The game was nip-and-tuck throughout, with the Cardinals gaining a 33-26 edge on an 11-5 third-quarter run.
Jade Gottier was the main BC/NG offensive weapon with a game-high 21 points. Rebecca Reicks scored six and Dana Pelster chipped in four.
Gottier had an even hotter hand Saturday at Newman Grove and BC/NG needed all 27 of her points to top visiting West Holt 49-45.
The Lady Cards played stout defense for three quarters, holding the Huskies to single digits in each stanza and taking a 37-23 lead before West Holt threatened, exploding for 22 points in the final period.
Gottier amassed her point total by sinking five 2-point field goals, three 3-point baskets and going 8-of-8 at the free throw line.
Miranda Ketteler chipped in seven points for BC/NG and Marissa Beierman and Kaddee Harner each added four.