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

vs. Isle

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

vs. Onamia

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

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