Newell-Fonda holds off late Estherville charge

No. 2-ranked Newell-Fonda nearly blew a 14-point lead in the third quarter before regrouping in the final 8 minutes to come away with a 69-66 win over Estherville Lincoln Central last Monday at Estherville.

The Mustangs, now 16-0, jumped out to a 20-15 lead after the first quarter and took a      38-31 lead at halftime. Estherville outscored the Mustangs 22-14 in the third stanza to pull within 55-53 heading into the fourth quarter.

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