By Becky Walz,
Stepping out of conference play, the Class 4A No. 6 Decorah girls’ basketball team extended its win streak to eight Tuesday night. The Vikes (15-2, 7-0 NEIC) traveled to Denver (6-11) and brought home a 71-54 victory. In addition, senior Bryar Duwe topped the girls’ basketball all-time scoring record of 1,310 points.
Decorah opened the night with a 25-14 lead first quarter advantage. In the second period, the Cyclones picked up some offensive momentum and narrowed the Vikes’ lead to 38-32 at the break. The Red and Blue did just enough in the second half to maintain their lead, outscoring the home team 13-10 in the third to carry a 51-42 lead into the final period. Both squads were on fire in the fourth, nearly matching point-for-point, but Decorah’s lead lifted the Vikings over Denver in the end.
Duwe was on fire on the floor with 23 points including a trio of treys. In the board with nine points apiece were Sami Mount, Yazmeen Whitsitt, Brooklyn Fromm and Kylie O’Hara. Haley Gossman provided another eight points while Mya Redenius put in four.
Decorah hosts New Hampton in NEIC action Friday, Jan. 27, at 6:45 p.m., then hosts Independence Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m.
Decorah 25 13 13 20 71
Denver 14 18 10 18 54
Scoring – Bryar Duwe 23; Sami Mount 9; Yazmeen Whitsitt 9; Brooklyn Fromm 9; Kylie O’Hara 9; Haley Gossman 8; Mya Redenius 4