Emma Nierengarten (decorahsports.com file photo)
Decorah's Emma Neirengarten scored 18 points Saturday evening, but it was not enough as the Decorah Viking girls basketball team dropped a 36-34 decision to Mabel-Canton.
The Vikings led 16-14 at halftime, but the Cougars tied the game at 20-20 midway through the third quarter and went up by 6 points in the fourth quarter. The Vikings rallied, but could not take the lead and lost by two points.
Decorah is now 1-15 on the season and 1-7 in the Northeast Iowa Conference. The Vikings will host Oelwein on Tuesday.