Tiger girls ‘Pink Out the Gym’

Brooke Hein had four points, two rebounds and two assists in last week’s battle against #3 state ranked Braham. Photos by Victoria Dahlin

By Victoria Dahlin—

After traveling and falling 67-43 to Mora last week, the Rush City girls basketball team played on “Pink Out the Gym” night when Braham came to town.

The Tigers lost to the #3 state ranked Bombers 63-50 last Thursday, but were winners with the junior varsity and C team in raising $500 for cancer research. The girls “Pinked Out the Gym” quite literally with most spectators at the game donning pink T-shirts.

Rush City started out the game strong and led part way through the first half. But Braham fought back and took a seven point lead into the locker room. The Tigers came out slow to start the second half giving the Bombers the chance to lead by as much as 19 points. Even though the Tigers picked up their play they could not overcome the deficit and ended up losing by 13 points.

“This was one of the better competitive games Rush City has played against Braham in recent memory,” said Coach Mark Henrich. “I am very proud of how the girls played as a team.”

The Tigers then hosted and downed the East Central Eagles 71-31 last Friday.

The Rush City girls basketball team is third in the Great River Conference with a 10-4 conference and 13-7 overall record. The Tigers will host the Onamia Panthers (4-13 record) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 before beginning Section 7AA Championship playoffs at the home of the high seed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. Check Scoreboard Plus on the Post Review’s Website for bracket updates.

The Rush City girls basketball varsity, junior varsity and C team players raised $500 for cancer awareness as recognized on Pink Out the Gym night. Pictured with the check is the Tiger varsity team.

RC girls basketball

@ Mora

Danica Schellbach 14 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists

Heather Herberg 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

Brooke Hein 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist

Abby Scherer 3 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 assists

Payton Ramberg 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Shawnee Mielke 2 points

Kristy Carlson 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

Alissa Mell 2 points, 3 rebounds

vs. Braham

Danica Schellbach 16 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists

Heather Herberg 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists

Kristy Carlson 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist

Brooke Hein 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

Abby Scherer 3 points, 1 assist

Payton Ramberg 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist

Shawnee Mielke 2 points, 2 rebounds

Alissa Mell 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Sammi Herberg 2 points

vs. East Central

Danica Schellbach 24 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals, 2 assists

Abby Scherer 13 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 4 assists

Payton Ramberg 11 points, 3 assists

Heather Herberg 10 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 5 assists

Brooke Hein 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Kayla Nelson 3 points

Shawnee Mielke 2 points, 1 assist, 1 steal

Ashley Swanson 2 points, 4 rebounds

Kristy Carlson 2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block

Alissa Mell 1 rebound, 1 block

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