Tiger girls net win to end losing skid

After losing 52-29 to the tough Royalton Royals earlier in the week, the Rush City girls basketball team maybe took out its frustration on the Onamia Panthers with a 58-42 victory.

“Royalton was ready to play right from the tip,” recalled coach Mark Henrich. “They made it difficult for the Tigers to get into a flow on offense with their scrappy play. The Tigers had good looks at the basket, but could not get the ball to drop. It was a tough game on both ends of the floor.”

Against Onamia, the Tigers started out slow in the first half, but got things rolling in the second.

“Onamia stayed close in the first half only being down by 10 at the half 17-27,” said Henrich. “Rush City behind a solid team effort pulled away in the second half outscoring Onamia 31 to 15. The girls put together a nice team effort to break the five game losing streak the team was on.”

The Rush City girls basketball team is tied for fourth in the Great River Conference and has a 4-3 conference and 5-6 overall record. The Tigers will travel to Braham to face the No. 4 state-ranked Bombers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, before hosting the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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