Bombers spoil Tigers’ perfect conference record

Heather Herberg did her best against the Bombers, scoring eight points, grabbing five rebounds and making an assist. Photo by Victoria Dahlin

By Victoria Dahlin—

Before hosting and defeating Aitkin last Friday, the Rush City girls basketball team traveled to Braham and fell to the #4 state-ranked Bombers who by doing so also ruined the Tigers’ perfect conference record.

Rush City put up a valiant fight in the brutal game against the physical Braham, but the girls could not overcome the turnovers and tough Bomber defense. The Tigers were outscored by the Bombers 44-17 by the end of the first half, and in the end fell 63-42.

But the Lady Tigers bounced back quickly after the loss and put together a strong showing defensively and offensively against the Gobblers. Though Rush City started out slow in the first half of that game, due to some full-court pressure, they held Aitkin to 15 points in the second half and earned a convincing 63-42 victory.

Rush City Girls Basketball @ Braham

Danica Schellbach 10 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 assists

Abby Scherer 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 assists

Heather Herberg 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist

Payton Ramberg 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Brooke Hein 2 points, 1 rebound

Alissa Mell 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks

Haylie Gilbert 2 points, 1 rebound

vs. Aitkin

Danica Schellbach 20 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block, 4 steals, 3 assists

Kristy Carlson 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 6 steals, 6 assists

Alissa Mell 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals

Heather Herberg 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist

Brooke Hein 6 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists

Shawnee Mielke 4 points, 3 rebounds,

Abby Scherer 2 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists

Sammi Oscarson 2 points, 2 rebounds

Haylie Gilbert 2 points

Sammi Herberg 2 points, 1 rebound

Ashley Swanson 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 rebounds

Kayla Nelson 1 assist, 1 rebound

The Rush City girls basketball team is tied for second with Isle in the Great River Conference with a 6-1 conference and 9-3 overall record. The Tigers will travel to Onamia to face the Panthers (2-10) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, before hosting the Ogilvie Lions (8-6) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.

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