RC girls split two conference games

By Victoria Dahlin —

The Rush City girls handily defeated Ogilvie before falling to #10 state-ranked Isle last week to put the Tigers in third place in the conference.

At home on Parent’s Night, the Tigers came out to play and impressed their parents be overwhelming the Lions with a 36 point lead by halftime. With every team member contributing, Rush City sent Ogilvie limping home with a 75-42 loss.

Next, the Tigers traveled to face the tough Huskie team hoping to keep their second place spot in the conference. It looked as if Rush City would do just that after a strong start and going into the locker room at the half with an eight point lead.

After four minutes into the second half, however, Isle mounted a comeback to take the lead. The Tigers and Huskies continued to battle back and forth with multiple lead changes, until with four minutes left in the game, Isle put a run together to take the lead for good.

In the end, the Tigers fell 61-51 to the ranked team.

Coach Mark Henrich would like to remind everyone of Pink Out the Gym on Feb. 16 versus Braham, and some T-shirts will be available for sale that night.

The Rush City girls basketball team is third in the Great River Conference with a 9-2 conference and 12-4 overall record. The Tigers will host the East Central Eagles (3-15) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, before traveling to face the Mora Mustangs (14-2) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

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