What we learned from the Colo-NESCO boys defeating AGWSR and the girls suffering two losses

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Lucas Frohwein

The Colo-NESCO boys basketball team ended the regular season with a 45-38 comeback victory over AGWSR Feb. 7 in Ackley.

The victory put the Royals at 14-7 overall.

The Colo-NESCO girls fell at AGWSR Feb. 7, 48-14. The girls saw their season come to a close Feb. 10 at Baxter with a 53-7 loss to an undefeated Bolt team ranked 15th in Class 1A during the opening round of 1A regional play at Baxter.

With the two losses the Colo-NESCO girls ended their season at 6-17.

Here is what we learned from the final doubleheader of the regular season the girls regional game:

Boys get it done when it matters

The Colo-NESCO boys took down AGWSR thanks to a big second half. 

Andrew Tschantz

The Royals outscored the Cougars 29-13 over the final two quarters. They were dominant in the fourth quarter, outscoring AGWSR 14-2 down the stretch to pull off the victory.

The boys prevailed thanks to a big edge in shooting. They shot 48.8 % from the field and held AGWSR to 28.9 % shooting.

That overcame a poor 4 of 10 effort from the free-throw line.

Lucas Frohwein led a balanced Royal attack with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Nolan Smith had 12 points and 6 rebounds and Andrew Tschantz 10 points and 9 boards.

Nolan Smith

Kenny Cutler chipped in 3 points and 7 assists.

Girls struggle on offense

The Colo-NESCO girls had a hard time putting the ball in the hole in both games against AGWSR and Baxter.

In the loss to AGWSR the Royals only made 3 of 26 field goals. They scored just five points in the second half.

The Colo-NESCO girls went scoreless in the first half against Baxter. They made just 3 of 25 shots for the entire game.

The girls also had turnover issues in each game. They turned the ball over 20 times against AGWSR and 31 times versus Baxter.

Izabell Voelker and Sophia Piziali both had 4 points in the loss to AGWSR. Shelby Perisho and Molly Angell each scored 2 and Callie Kohlwes and Sydney Ingle 1 apiece.

Voelker had 3 points and 3 rebounds against Baxter and Riley Handsaker and Perisho both chipped in 2 points against the Bolts.