After opening the season with a record of 1-14 overall, the Twin Cedars Sabers have found some success on the court.

The TC varsity girls have won two of their last four games and three of the last six.

The record stood at 4-17 entering a game with Orient-Macksburg Feb. 11.

Back on Jan. 27 the Sabers beat Mormon Trail 4-25. Chloe Swank had 15 points and Brooke Roby 14 to lead the way.

“It was a rough first half, but our bench in the third quarter sparked us,” stated TC Coach Trent Verwers.

Rylee Dunkin has returned from injury and Verwers said she was back to her old self with seven points and four steals.

Jenna Hastings had six points and Kaya DesPlanque five.

Ankeny Christian

Three days later and the Sabers had yet another win 40-14 over Ankeny Christian.

The most points Ankeny Christian scored in any quarter was five.

The big win showed Roby with 14 points, DesPlanque eight, Swank and Kisha Reed each with five and Hastings four.

DesPlanque and Reed were the board leaders for TC while Dunkin, Roby and Athena Bruns each had three steals.

“It was a great game for Senior Night. The defensive intensity was solid and we forced a lot of turnovers,” Verwers said.


HLV was not a good game for the Sabers on the road. TC turned the ball over 29 times, yet still only lost by six 35-29.

DesPlanque was the offensive leader with seven points and Hastings six.

Perry Bell can be reached at or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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