Fueled by 13 points from Tiana Thompson and 11 from Kadyn Clark and Lorilyn Papakee, the lady Warriors cruised to a 53-39 win over the visiting Dunkerton Raiders Saturday, Jan. 8, at Meskwaki Settlement High School. Meskwaki won the first meeting 53-36, on Dec. 17.
Starting for the Warriors were: Hunter YoungBear and Jaden Davenport along with Thompson, Clark and Papakee.
Starting for the Raiders were: Kayla Stafford, Danica DeLong, Ashlea Malek, Cassi deNevi and Kelli Zuck.
The Lady Warriors led 10-8 at the end of the first quarter, but from that point on, the Raiders were never a strong threat again.
Clark made a pair of free throws with 3:11 left putting the Warriors up 21-13. Thompson finished the half with a basket at the buzzer for a 29-14 Meskwaki lead.
The Warriors built a 42-22 lead at the end of the third quarter then added another 11 in the fourth for the 53-39 final.
The Warriors made 21 field goals and shot 11-16 from the free throw line. They committed 14 team fouls.
The Raiders made 14 field goals, one three-point basket and shot 8-13 from the free throw line. They committed 18 team fouls.
Thompson led the Warriors with 13 points, five rebounds, six assists and one steal. Clark had 11 points, nine rebounds, one assist and three steals. Papakee, 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Davenport, six points, seven rebounds, two steals and one block. Muranda Kapayou, six points and two rebounds. YongBear, three points, three rebounds, five assists and one steal. Serena Jefferson two points.
DeLong led the Raiders with 17 points. Zuck had seven; Stafford, six; deNevi, five and Malek and Leann Bienfang, two each.
Meskwaki Warrior Tiana Thmompson receives a pass from Lorilyn Papakee then drives in for a basket during the Meskwaki girls varsity game with Dunkerton Saturday, Jan. 7.