Basketball: Delano starts fast, downs Thunder girls 60-48

Zimmerman guard Cassie Ortberg drove inside for a layup but her shot was tipped by Delano's 6-1 center Alex Wittinger. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


The Delano Tigers raced to a 16-3 lead and stayed comfortably in front for a 60-48 win over the Zimmerman Thunder on Monday evening in Zimmerman.

Freshman forward Bria Narfnecht tallied 18 points and 6-1 freshman post Alex Wittinger added 17 for Delano (6-8). Junior guard Katie Emmer chipped in 12.

Thunder wing Heather McCormick launched a 3-point shot that connected. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Zimmerman (5-10) played Delano even the rest of the game. The Thunder showed some good outside shooting but suffered numerous turnovers with bad passes and getting the ball stolen off the dribble.

Amber Magnuson concentrated while sinking two straight free shots. (Photo by Bruce Strand)







Junior wing Heather McCormick led Zimmerman with 14 points. Next were Lexi Wiemei, Amber Magnuson, and Jami Schuster with seven points each.

The Thunder will play at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted on Friday evening.