One minute into Isle High’s season- opening basketball game against the Hill City/Northland Storm, the Huskies found themselves down 2-0. At the two-minute mark, Isle point guard Carly Gallion canned the first of her game-high five 3-pointers, and the Huskies were on their way to a convincing 73-43 win.
Gallion set the tone for the evening, scoring 11 of the first 16 Isle points as the Huskies built a 25-point lead by intermission thanks in part to eight first-half 3-pointers.
Isle built its lead to 29 points midway through the second period, relying on substitutions of groups of four to augment Gallion who played every minute until leaving the floor with just over two minutes left in the contest.
Isle finished the game shooting 39 percent from the field compared to 26 percent by the Storm. Hill City was also anemic from the free-throw line, making good on just six of 22 tries.
Gallion finished the game with 26 points, followed by 11 from Mary Ajax, nine by Emily Miller and eight by Olivia Oberfeld. In all, the Huskies put up 10 3-pointers and nine girls got in the scoring column.
The teams combined for 52 turnovers.
Hill City/Northland 20 23 43
Isle 45 28 73
Scoring: Gallion 26, Ajax 11, Miller 9, Oberfeld 8, Spengler 5, Remer 4, Schmitz 6, Cooper 2, Smith 2.
On Nov. 26, thirty turnovers and a 26-percent shooting rate from the field by the Isle Huskies led to a lopsided 68-41 road loss to the non-conference Spectrum Sting, who committed 15 turnovers and shot 39 percent from the floor.
Carly Gallion and Mary Ajax accounted for 27 of Isle’s 41 points.
The Sting poured in eight 3-pointers, including five from Abby Thompson who led all scorers with 18 points.
Isle 17 24 41
Spectrum 32 36 68
Scoring: Gallion 14, Ajax 13, Schmitz 4, B. Smith 4, Remer 2, Cooper 2, VanBuskirk 1, Oberfeld 1.