David City post Lauren Vandenberg asserted her dominance on Friday in a 59-48 win over Twin River. 

The junior scored a team-high 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to finish with a double-double. 

As a team, the Scouts shot 60 percent on shots inside the arc and scored 36 points in the paint. 

David City (4-7) out rebounded Twin River (2-10) 39-27 allowing the Scouts to overcome 27 turnovers. 

"We had a slow start but once we got going, we took advantage of our size inside," David City head coach Beth Bohuslavsky said. "The guards did a nice job of finding Lauren, and Lauren did a great job of finishing in the paint.

"We got defensive stops when we needed to and then we capitalized on the offensive end. This was a big confidence booster for us because we know our guards can get the ball inside to Lauren and we know Lauren can finish around the basket as well as kick out when a double team was brought in. Overall, I was pleased with the results." 

David City led 11-7 after the first quarter and 22-18 at halftime. 

The floodgates opened in the third as the Scouts outscored the Titans 23-11 to take a 45-20 lead headed into the fourth. 

Twin River outscored David City 19-14 in the fourth but the Scouts held on for the win. 

Neely Behrns scored 13, Emily Johnson had seven, Lili Eickmeier finished with five and Payton Andel tallied four. Behrns also dished out a team high four assists. 

David City also played on Saturday but fell to C-1 No. 9 Milford (9-3) 54-45 at home. 

"Overall, it was a great game," Bohuslavsky said. "The girls followed the game plan that we had planned. We just came up short. Milford took advantage of our zone in the third quarter and hit three 3-pointers, and that was the difference in the game. There were many positives to take away from the game. I am proud of how hard the girls played and competed with a ranked team with games on back to back nights." 

David City played Raymond Central (1-11) on the road on Tuesday and will be in action next at 6 p.m. on Friday at home against Cross County (8-4). 

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net

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