What we learned from Colo-NESCO's losses to Baxter in basketball doubleheader at Wells Fargo Arena

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Colo-NESCO's Abigail Hostetler battles Baxter's Emie Tuhn for a rebound during the Royal girls' 57-21 loss to the unbeaten Bolts Jan. 11 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Colo-NESCO's Abigail Hostetler battles Baxter's Emie Tuhn for a rebound during the Royal girls' 57-21 loss to the unbeaten Bolts Jan. 11 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

The Colo-NESCO basketball teams both fell short against Iowa Star Conference South Division-leading Baxter teams at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Jan. 11.

The Colo-NESCO boys saw their four-game winning streak snapped with a 59-35 loss to the Bolts. The Royals dropped to 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the conference and Baxter went to 10-3 and 7-0 respectively.

The Royal girls were handed a 57-21 loss by Baxter. The Royals fell to 3-10 overall and 1-6 in the ISC South and the Bolts remained perfect at 13-0 and 7-0 respectively.

Here is what we learned from the Royal losses at Des Moines:

Boys go cold in the third quarter

The Colo-NESCO boys were still within striking distance at the half.

The Royals only trailed 30-22 heading into the locker room. But they were held to three points in the third quarter, falling behind by 22 points going into the final eight minutes.

Colo-NESCO only shot 32 % from the field and made just 1 3-pointer. The Royals held a 28-22 rebounding advantage, but committed 20 turnovers and only forced 6.

Baxter also shot 55 % from the field.

Tschantz plays well in loss

Andrew Tschantz went for 15 points and 7 rebounds in a losing effort for the Colo-NESCO boys. Tschantz made 7 of 13 field goals and 1 of 2 free throws.

Andrew Tschantz
Andrew Tschantz

Lucas Frohwein added 9 points and 4 rebounds. Kenny Cutler finished with 4 points, 3 assists and 3 steals and Bradley Thomas 6 rebounds, 4 assists and two points.

Carson Scroggins led Baxter with 17 points and 7 rebounds.

Girls can't recover from slow start

The Colo-NESCO girls were completely overmatched by Baxter in the first half.

The Royal girls trailed 31-7 at the break. They almost kept even in the third quarter, but they went cold offensively again in the fourth quarter to allow the Bolts to pull away.

Colo-NESCO had 29 turnovers and only forced eight. They also shot just 27 % from the field.

A highlight for the Royal girls was holding Baxter to 4 of 28 shooting from 3-point range.

Ingle steps up individually

Sydney Ingle gave a great individual effort against a quality team Jan. 11.

Ingle posted 7 points and 7 rebounds in a losing effort for the Royal girls. Abigail Hostetler added 5 points and 3 rebounds off the bench and Callie Kohlwes had 4 points, 2 assists and 2 steals.

Elie Tuhn, Lilie Vansice and Bree Buswell each scored 12 points for Baxter.

This article originally appeared on Ames Tribune: Colo-NESCO basketball teams both fall to Baxter at Wells Fargo Arena

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