Three tough losses for Tigers

Samantha Herberg scored 17 points against the Foley Falcons, five versus the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels and two against the Gobblers from Aitkin. Photo by Victoria Dahlin


Samantha Herberg scored 17 points against the Foley Falcons, five versus the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels and two against the Gobblers from Aitkin. Photo by Victoria Dahlin

Once on a nice winning streak, the Rush City girls basketball team is struggling a bit in regaining its past form.

In games against Moose Lake/Willow River and Foley, the Tigers fell 47-29 to the Rebels, and it didn’t get any easier against the Falcons who won in a 81-54 rout.

“Tough way to end the week and go into Christmas break,” said coach Mark Henrich. “The girls played hard in both games but could not put together wins.”

On Friday, Rush City fought but couldn’t hold on against Aitkin who gobbled their way to a 41-36 victory.

“The game was close the entire game,” Henrich said. “Rush City got out to a six-point lead to begin the game. Aitkin came back to tie, and the game went back and forth the rest of the first half. Neither team could score to begin the second half. When Aitkin did score Rush City could not and found themselves down by 10 at the seven minute mark. The Tigers put on an 8-0 run to pull within two. The game went back and forth until the buzzer. The game was a fast-paced, intense game with neither team really being able to put the other team away. The girls played very hard and competed, but could not come up with the win. I am very pleased with how we played.”

The Rush City girls basketball team is fourth in the Great River Conference and has a 3-2 conference and 4-4 overall record. The team will host the Isle Huskies at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, before traveling to Royalton to face the Royals at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. The Tigers are planning to host its annual “Pink Out The Gym” cancer fundraiser Feb. 12.

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