KEOSAUQUA — Central Lee was no match for the sixth-ranked Van Buren girls on Tuesday night. The Warriors shot out to an early lead and never looked back, winning a SEISC South Division home game 64-32.
The Warriors flexed their offensive muscle early. Van Buren jumped out to a double digit lead in the opening minutes nad led 22-8 after one quarter.
Central Lee was able to hang with Van Buren in the second quarter. The Warriors won the second period 8-7 and took a 30-15 lead into halftime.
Any hope of a Central Lee comeback was dashed early in the third. Van Buren dropped another 20 points on the Hawks and stretched its lead to 50-25.
Van Buren doubled up the Hawks again in the fourth, winning the final period 14-7.
Taryn Scheuermann and Isabel Manning combined for almost 50 points in the win. Scheuermann had 27 points on 11-18 shooting and also pulled down 11 rebounds. She also finished the game with four blocks, putting her three blocks shy of the career blocked shots record in the state of Iowa.
Manning went 10-19 from the field to score 22 points. She also dished out five assists and had three steals.
Chloe Davidson scored five points in the win. Lexi Jirak had three. Madison Bartholomew had two points, nine assists and five steals. Selena Sayre and Zoe Best scored two points apiece, and GraceDavidson had one point and three steals.
The Warriors are now 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the South Division. Van Buren will ride a four-game winning streak into a road matchup at Danville on Friday night.