The Lady Sting are walking confidently away from two back-to-back victories this week. First, they faced off against MACCRAY last Thursday in Clara City. The game was closely matched throughout and both sides swapped leads at several points. By half-time, the Sting were narrowly behind MACCRAY 22 to 23.

During the second half, YME managed to close the gap, ultimately prevailing over the Wolverines 42 to 40.

Leading the Lady Sting in their victory, Madison Hinz scored 18 points, making four of her team’s five 3-pointers. Hinz also had a grand total of seven steals, helping the Sting maintain an upper hand during the second half of the game.

Close behind was Sam Anderson, who added eight points, five rebounds and four steals. Mackenzie Dyrdahl scored seven points during the match against MACCRAY.

Despite their loss, the Wolverines nevertheless put up a strong game. They were led by Piper Asche, who scored a team high of 13 points. She also had six rebounds and four blocks. Asche was followed by Danni Burns, who scored nine points for the Wolverines.

YME 22 20 — 42

MACCRAY 23 17 — 40

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST: Hinz 6-13 2-2 18, Anderson 3-8 1-1 8, McCosh 0-6 1-4 1, Dyrdahl 3-13 1-2 7, Dahlager 1-5 1-2 3, Gullickson 2-4 1-3 5.

REBOUNDS: YME 23 (McCosh 7). Assists: YME 7 (Dahlager 3). Steals: YME 14 (Hinz 7). Blocks: YME 7 (Gullickson 4). Fouls: YME 11. Turnovers: YME 17.

The Lady Sting also scored a big win over Renville County West Tuesday night, defeating them by 21 points. The final score was 58-32. From the very beginning, YME was able to take control of the game, starting the second half with 5 point advantage that only widened as the game progressed.

Madison Hinz once again led the Lady Sting, scoring 17 points and three of her team’s four 3-pointers. Samantha Anderson was the second highest scorer, scoring 11 points with seven rebounds.

The Jaguars were led by top scorer Tracie Read, who earned her team 14 points.

RCW (0-11) 19 13 — 32

YME (5-3) 24 34 — 58

RENVILLE COUNTY WEST - Scoring: Avery Elfering 7, Alyssa Ashburn 3, Lauren Wulf 4, Pamela Winzenburg 4, Tracie Read 14 ... 3-point shots: Elfering 1, Ashburn 1 ... Rebound leader: NA ... Assist leader: NA ... Steal leader: NA

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST - Scoring: Madison Hinz 17, Samantha Anderson 11, Lauren McCosh 4, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 8, Meeghen Dahlager 5, Hannah Gullickson 6, Brylea Ruff-Mulligan 3, Shelby Mortenson 4 ... 3-point shots: Hinz 3, Anderson 1, Dahlager 1, Ruff-Mulligan 1 ... Rebound leader: Anderson 7, Gullickson 7 ... Assist leader: Dahlager 5, Emily Johnson 4 ... Steal leader: Hinz 4, Dahlager 4