Seniors Hannah Anderson and Becca Seglem were on fire in the Forest City vs. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows regional tournament matchup.
The Indians came out on top 58-43 with Anderson leading the way going 6 for 14 from the field, including two 3-pointers for 18 points. Seglem put on a 6-for-8 performance for 12 points while adding four rebounds.
In the process, Anderson became the school's all-time leading scorer
“Clarion is a really athletic team,” head coach Dusty Meyn said. “Hannah Anderson handled the ball well for us. The biggest difference was Becca Seglem, she played a really good game coming off the bench and just proud of her effort tonight.”
Brea Dillavou and Erin Caylor added eight points apiece for the Indians.
Meyn was more than pleased with the defensive effort that his Indians showed throughout Tuesday’s game against Central Springs, but Meyn was patiently waiting for that offensive spurt that would put the Indians ahead.
With less than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the Indians trailing by four, Meyn finally got what he was looking for as Forest City netted 12 points in the final 2:59 to pull out a 45-42 victory in a Top of Iowa Conference crossover matchup.
“Basketball is a game of runs,” Meyn noted.
Forest City jumped out early, but Kaylee Parks and Morgan Kelley helped keep the Panthers close.
Erin Caylor started the fourth-quarter run for the Indians with a driving layup followed by a big 3-pointer by Brea Dillavou that gave the Indians the lead for good.
Hannah Anderson, who had been held in check by a solid Panther defense, then came up with two big baskets down the stretch to help secure the win.
Dillavou and Kelsey Koch led a balanced offense for Forest City with nine points apiece. Dillavou also became the school's all-time leading rebounder.
Anderson and Becca Seglem had seven apiece.
All seven of Seglem’s points came in the second half, including a 3-pointer late in the fourth that put Forest City up by six.