By Victoria Dahlin—
In its only game last week, the Rush City boys basketball team was bombarded at Braham, losing 102-41 to the Bombers.
Senior Isaac Johnson led the Tigers in scoring with 10 points, sophomore Ryan Lind and senior Alex Scheffer each netted eight, and freshman Zach Melin added five points.
“They are ranked number one in the state for a reason,” said Coach Jeremy Albright. “Braham came out with some really hot shooting. They shot 71percent in the first half. So they should cool off in the second half, right? Nope. They shot 79 percent in the second half, totaling 75 percent from the overall floor. Their 75 percent to our 34 percent. Braham only had five more shots than we did. You can certainly tell how much they have shot in the off-season. If we want to have that kind of success, then we need to put that kind of dedication in during our off-season. They would have beaten any team in any class in the state the way they played that night. We’ve just got to put this one behind us and move on to the rest of the season and get ready for playoffs. We are hoping all of the Tiger fans come out to our last home game of the year on Friday, when we host Ogilvie for our annual Senior Night.”
The Rush City boys basketball team is fifth in the Great River Conference with a 7-7 conference and 7-11 overall record. The Tigers will host the Ogilvie Lions (8-9 record) at 7:30 p.m. (Senior Night) Friday, Feb. 24 before traveling to Onamia to face the Panthers (7-14 record) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.