Coach Dykes took her team to Twin Cedars to face the 4-2 Sabers with a strategy to rest some weary girls. It paid off as the Dees carved out a solid 47-31 victory with all 12 players on the varsity roster playing considerable minutes and contributing to the win.
Hindman started the team off with a three-pointer, Jenny Jones-Kelly and Workman both contributed free throws, Hindman, scored, Waber hit a free throw and Jones-Kelly and Workman finished off the quarter with baskets to give the Dees a 14-2 lead.
The Sabers played better in the second quarter, although a Lady Dee press with sophomore guards Lexie Jones, Maia Paxton and Peyton Popson and freshmen Julianna Brown, hounding Twin Cedars into numerous turnovers.
Sophomore centers Paige Kaster and Becca Spinler each contributed baskets in the first half, along with Allison Major.
The Sabers came out hot in the third quarter, hitting five straight points, but Hindman scored and Spinler picked off an offense rebound, scored and converted a foul shot to put Albia back up 30-16. Fresh guards kept rolling in to harass the Sabers as they struggled to get the ball inside. The score at the end of three was 35-21.
Jones-Kelly, Lexie Jones and Spinler scored the final eight points to give Albia a 47-31 victory.
Hindman led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points and 4 rebounds, followed by Workman with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals, Rebecca Spinler with 10 points and 2 rebounds, Jones-Kelly with 7 points and a rebound, Waber with 3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals, Jones with 3 points and 2 rebounds, Kaster with 2 points and 2 rebounds, Major with 2 points and three rebounds, Paxton with a rebound and Popson with an assist.