SIOUX CITY - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's All-State guard Erica Dreckman fired in 30 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and tallied seven steals to lead the 2-0 Eagles to a hard-fought 58-41 girls basketball non-conference win over Siouxland Christian here Monday night.
Dreckman's heroics helped MMC to a 30-25 halftime lead and a tenuous 41-37 lead heading into the fourth quarter, before the eagles went on a 17-4 scoring run in the final frame to salt the game away.
Kayla Foresman added 15 points for the winners, while Rebecca Brophy and Rachel Connley scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, to pace the hosts.
Jalyn Doeden led a strong MMC rebounding effort with eight boards, with Foresman and Anna Wilcox pocketing five apiece, and Sarah Bird clearing off four. Carly Lehnhoff registered three steals for MMC, and Dreckman and Doeden had three blocks each.
"The game started out very sluggish for MMC, as the girls were not moving their feet on defense, and on offense they were too quick to shoot the ball without wprking it around, or going inside with it and back out for good shots," summarized coach Tim Dreckman.
"Midway through the second quarter, we started picking it up and finally got things folling. Erica kind of took over and really got things going and Kayla had some really nice moves inside to give us a boost.
"Jalyn and Anna did a good job rebounding and Carly and Alex Dreckman did a nice job on defense for us."