By Victoria Dahlin —
Though the Rush City boys defense put up a tough fight, offensively the team struggled resulting in two conference losses last week.
In the first game, the Lions got off to a hot start while the Tigers only shot 21 percent for the game at Ogilvie and ended up falling 53-41.
Rush City then hosted Isle last Thursday with the Huskies shooting a blistering 62 percent from the floor and taking home a 69-49 win.
“Although we lost by 20, I thought we played much better than earlier in the week,” said Coach Jeremy Albright. “Isle is a very good team. You’re not going to find a whole lot of schools that size with two athletic posts like they have. Our defense did a good job of causing turnovers. Unfortunately, our offense had their own fair share of turnovers. If we could have limited those and stopped their transition, we’d have been right there with them.”
The Rush City boys basketball team is fourth in the Great River Conference with a 5-6 conference and 5-10 overall record. The Tigers will travel to East Central High School in Finlayson to face the Eagles (1-16 record) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.