David City senior Lauren Vandenberg recorded her seventh double-double of the season on Jan. 12 in a 60-34 win over Raymond Central at home. She's put together double figures in points and assists seven times in 12 games.
Vandenberg, who is now averaging nearly 16 points and 11 rebounds, scored 23 points, equaling a season-best while grabbing 15 rebounds.
The Scouts (8-4) also played some of the best defense they have all season, holding the Mustangs (1-9) to just seven points in the first half.
"Outstanding defensive effort in the first half to hold Raymond Central to seven points," head coach Sam Schlautman said. "Once again, the girls shared the ball well on the offensive end. We ran the floor in transition very well. Lauren had a nice night from the post and Emily Johnson hit shots and attacked the hoop very well."
Johnson hit 4 of 9 shots from behind the arc and scored 21 points for David City. Junior Beely Behrns dished out a team-high seven assists and swiped four steals.
Denker scores 33 in defeat
Sophomore Caden Denker scored a career-high 33 points and hauled in 13 rebounds against Raymond Central (4-4) on Jan. 12 but it wasn't enough as the Scouts (2-9) fell 71-67.
Denker is averaging 17 points per game.
Freshman Brock Dubbs scored 11 points and senior Cavan Navrkal dished out seven assists.
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net