Tiger girls earn two more victories

By Victoria Dahlin —

With five points and five rebounds, five steals and an assist, the Tigers' Payton Ramberg had a solid game against Royalton. Photos by Victoria Dahlin

Two more were added to the win column for the Tiger girls last week when they faced both conference and non-conference foes in basketball.

On Jan. 10 the team traveled to East Central where it dominated the Eagles 61-23 to remain undefeated in the conference.

Rush City then hosted Royalton in a non-conference match up last Friday. The Royals had a tough defense and were up by eight points at times in the first half, but the Tigers fought back and only trailed by three going into the locker room. In the second session, the Royals continued their attack and led by as much as 10 points until the Tigers took control and went on a 26-4 scoring run to earn a 48-36 victory.

“Rush City was able to make the comeback possible behind tough defense of their own and timely shooting,” said Coach Mark Henrich. “The girls came away with the non-conference win behind the individual strengths of each player that combined for the team win. I am very happy with how the girls never gave up and continued to play hard till the end.”

Trista Sarago brought down eight rebounds on home court against the Royals.

The Rush City girls basketball team is second in the Great River Conference with a 5-0 conference and 8-2 overall record. The Tigers will host the Aitkin Gobblers (6-6) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, before traveling to Hinckley to face the winless Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24.

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