The Albia girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season, defeating Twin Cedars 33-24 on Saturday afternoon. Maddy Persons drained seven of eight free throws and hit a pair of three pointers to score 15 points to lead Albia.
The score at the end of the first quarter had Albia up 3-2, then the Dees outscored the Sabers 10-5 to take a 13-7 halftime lead. Both teams scored eight in the third quarter before Albia edged out to the final nine-point margin with a 15-9 fourth quarter advantage.
Just about every aspect of the Albia game was improved, including free throw shooting, where they converted 15 of 24 shots, rebounding, and turnovers.
Carlie Ford had a break-out game, scoring six points, picking up six rebounds and four steals.
Sophomore Danica Workman had six points and two steals. Lauren Kaldenberg scored two points, but had eight rebounds and two steals. Taylor Colwell had two points and two assists, Rylee Leshen had one point, but hauled down four rebounds, had four assists and a steal and Haleigh McDonald had a point and five rebounds.
Twin Cedars was led by Brooke Roby with 12 points and five rebounds. Chloe Swank had five points and Haley Hoch had three points and seven rebounds.
Albia moves to 1-3 on the season. Twin Cedars falls to 2-9.