Tiger girls end regular season third in conference
By Victoria Dahlin—
After losing to Isle and defeating Onamia last week the Rush City girls basketball team ended regular season play by finishing third in the Great River Conference.
On Feb. 21, the Tigers hosted the #10 state-ranked Huskies and lost 77-39. Then on Thursday, the girls held on to defeat the visiting Panthers 65-54 in their last regular season game.
“Isle was able to force us into taking tough shots,” said Coach Mark Henrich.
In the second game, Rush City “played better but could not put Onamia away. The Tigers would get out to a lead of 15 or 16 points, and then Onamia would come back within 10 points and make the game interesting,” Henrich recalled.
The Rush City girls basketball team ended its regular season third in the Great River Conference with a 11-5 conference and 14-8 overall record.
The #4 south section seeded Tigers will host the #5 seeded Aitkin Gobblers in the first round of the Section 7AA Championship playoffs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. The winner will compete against the victor of the match-up between #8 seed Hinckley-Finlayson and #1 seed Braham in the quarterfinals at University of Minnesota Duluth at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 3.
The semifinals will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, and the Section 7AA Championship at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at the University of Minnesota Duluth. View updates on Scoreboard Plus at www.ecmpostreview.com.
RC Girls Basketball
Kristy Carlson 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block
Danica Schellbach 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists
Abby Scherer 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Alissa Mell 4 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block
Shawnee Mielke 3 points, 2 rebounds
Heather Herberg 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Brooke Hein 2 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Heather Herberg 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals
Danica Schellbach 16 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal, 2 assists
Payton Ramberg 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Brooke Hein 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
Kristy Carlson 6 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 8 steals
Abby Scherer 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Shawnee Mielke 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Alissa Mell 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block
Sammi Oscarson 1 point