Defense helps Newell-Fonda advance to 11th straight regional final

Newell-Fonda’s Emma Stewart and Olivia Larsen vie for the ball with

Glidden-Ralston’s Tianna Janssen and Bridgette Daniel during their

regional tournament game last Friday in Newell. TIMES photo by


Sometimes you need your defense to create offense.

No. 4 Newell-Fonda didn’t play its best game offensively, so the Mustangs turned to something they can always rely on — pressure defense.

After Glidden-Ralston held a 7-6 lead midway through the first quarter, Newell-Fonda went on a 23-3 run the rest of the first half to put the game away as the Mustangs advanced to the regional finals for the 11th consecutive season with a 62-27 win over Glidden-Ralston last Friday at Newell.

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